Chapel Hill-Carrboro names 3 principals

Mar. 09, 2013 @ 04:43 PM

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of three principals Thursday.

Jillian La Serna was named principal of Carrboro Elementary, Janice Croasmun was named principal of Rashkis Elementary and Sulura Jackson was named principal of Chapel Hill High.

La Serna has served as Carrboro Elementary’s assistant principal since July 2011, and as an administrative intern for one year prior. She has worked as a teacher in the San Diego Unified School District, a dual-language teacher in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district and as a program coordinator with Durham Public Schools. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from California State University, Sacramento, her master of school administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is working on her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an expected completion date of May 2014. La Serna will begin her new role July 1.

Croasmun is the interim principal at Rashkis Elementary and has been the assistant principal there since 2006. She spent nine years as an assistant principal with Durham Public Schools. For part of that time, she also served in a dual capacity as a technology facilitator. Croasmun was an elementary teacher for 13 years in West Virginia, Florida and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. She earned her bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University and her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Croasmun will begin as principal immediately.

Jackson comes to Chapel Hill High from Ann Arbor, Mich., where she was the 2011 Michigan High School Principal of the Year, and is has been the founding principal of Skyline High since 2006. Prior to that, she served four years as a principal in both Farmington and Detroit, Mic. Ms. Jackson was also a teacher and assistant principal in Detroit for 16 years. She earned her associate degree from Grambling State University, her bachelor of science degree from Louisiana College and her master of education degree from Wayne State University. Jackson will begin at Chapel Hill High July 8.