Kimberly R. Lane currently serves as the Director for Advanced Academics & Magnet Programs in Durham (North Carolina) Public Schools. Previously, she served as the Program Manager of Magnet Schools & Gifted Education in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Ms. Lane also worked in school administration at the high school and elementary levels, taught middle school Language Arts/Social Studies, and was a Career and Technical Education high school teacher. She even tutored 3rd – 5th grade students while staying at home with her young children. Ms. Lane is a mother to three adult children and grandmother to a new granddaughter.
Ms. Lane began working with magnet schools over ten years ago as an Early College High School principal (North Carolina), and has extensive experience working with Magnet Schools of America in public school districts across her region. This is her second term as MSA Region IV Director. Kimberly has written, received, and implemented several state and national grants, as well as served as an MSA Merit Award reader and the U.S. Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant reviewer.
Ms. Lane spent more than a decade in training and development in the corporate world prior to joining the educational community. During her tenure in education, she has presented at national and regional conferences including the MSA and the National School Boards’ Association national conferences ; consulted with Brown University, New England Equity Assistance Center; served as a panelist for the Congressional Briefing, Teacher Quality Partnership Grant; was part of a core pilot team for creating the NC STEM school recognition; explored educational experiences in Finland and Estonia, N.C. State Graduate Program; and, received the Wilcox-Hodnett Doctoral Fellowship in Educational Leadership at N.C. State University. Ms. Lane is currently researching strategic visioning for magnet programs as part of her doctoral program.
Ms. Lane holds the Education Specialist license from N.C. State University; a Masters in School Administration from Appalachian State University; and, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She received her Teacher Licensure Education, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently a doctoral candidate at N.C. State University.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.