RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The 2020-2021 Principal of the Year is Dr. Elena Ashburn of Broughton Magnet High School.
Ashburn has been working as an educator in the Triangle since 2011 when she started as an intern with Wake County Public School System. Since then she's taught high school English and been an assistant principal.
Ashburn earned her doctorate and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her co-workers and students describe her as an effective leader who embodies instructional excellence and values attention to detail.
In addition to the professional honor, Ashburn will receive several gift cards and donations from the following sponsors: