Dr. Elena Ashburn

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Dr. Elena Ashburn began her career in education as a Teach For America Corps Member, teaching English at Southern Durham High School. She served as an assistant principal at Fuquay-Varina High School prior to becoming principal at East Garner Magnet Middle School and later Needham B. Broughton Magnet High School. Dr. Ashburn earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNC Chapel-Hill in 2018. In 2021, Dr. Ashburn was named the North Carolina Wells Fargo Principal of the Year. She was named Central Area Superintendent in 2022.