Mozingo passed over for S.C. post, stays in Durham

Jul. 02, 2013 @ 07:29 PM

Terri Mozingo will remain with Durham Public Schools after being passed over for the top position in Darlington Public Schools.

Mozingo is the assistant superintendent of research and accountability for DPS and was one of the top four finalists to lead the South Carolina school district along with Kathryn M. LeRoy, the director of high school programs for Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla.; Mark Petersen, superintendent of the Greenwood School district in Ninety Six, S.C.; and Eddie Ingram, Ph.D. superintendent of Franklin County Schools in Louisburg, N.C.

Ingram was chosen as that district’s superintendent.

Heidi Carter, chair of the DPS Board of Education, said that she expects Mozingo to advance professionally and looks forward to her continued service to Durham’s students.

“I know that Terry Mozingo has been hoping to advance her career to a superintendency and I hope that she’ll be able to do that one day,” Carter said. “I know that she will be a good superintendent.”

The Darlington board of education whittled 35 applicants down to four and invited them to visit the district and have more in-depth interviews in person.

Mozingo’s professional background includes serving in several capacities in DPS, including associate superintendent and area superintendent, and several capacities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district including, instruction and coordinating director and assistant superintendent.

In her current position, Mozingo earns $147,217.68 annually with a monthly in-county travel allowance of $543.75.