From WilmU to Top Superintendent

Dr. Carol Birnbohm, chief education officer at Lenape Regional High School District, has been honored as Regional Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Carol Birnbohm
Dr. Carol Birnbohm

Dr. Birnbohm leads a district of four high schools and one alternative program, with 6,800 students and 1,100 staff. In 2017-2018, the National School Public Relations Association selected her as a “superintendent to watch,” one of only 21 educators in the United States to receive the honor.

She also is the recipient of the Audrey K. Doberstein Award for Leadership “for outstanding leadership and dedication to the philosophy and mission of Wilmington University.” She earned her Doctor of Education in Innovation and Leadership from WilmU in 2010.

“Carol’s unique background and pedagogical experience have assisted in improving educational efforts throughout New Jersey’s public school systems,” says NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza.

During her tenure, the district has made strides in closing the gap in college enrollment rates and adopted an innovative four-day rotating schedule to increase and improve instructional and collaboration time among staff and students, while boosting schedule efficiency at all four high schools.