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Dr. Kimberly R. Lane

Senior Director for Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs | Wake County Public School System

Dr. Kimberly R. Lane

Kimberly R. Lane, Ed.D., Senior Director of Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs in Wake County Public School System, North Carolina, has supported inclusive and innovative teaching and learning at the local, state, and national levels, and currently serves as President of Magnet Schools of America. She served as Region IV Director for two terms prior to being elected as MSA President-Elect in 2022.

Dr. Lane has an extensive background in working with magnet schools, specifically supporting school diversity and classroom integration efforts. She has served as an U.S. Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant reviewer and has contributed to local, state, and federal grant awards totaling over $50M. She currently works with her WCPSS team to supervise the implementation of three MSAP grants.

Dr. Lane taught at the middle and high school levels and served as a magnet high school principal. Prior to education, Dr. Lane worked for over 15 years in business and industry with a focus on training and development. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Journalism and Speech Communications and Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University where she was awarded the Wilcox-Hodnett Doctoral Fellowship in Educational Leadership. Dr. Lane utilized her doctoral dissertation to add to magnet research focusing on strategic visioning for district-supported magnet programs. Dr. Lane is the mother of three adult children and Mims to two granddaughters.

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