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The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy (PRBLA) Board of Trustees has named Dr. Jason Wray as the next superintendent of North Carolina’s only public charter military school starting January 2022 to succeed Mrs. Keisha White.  Dr. Wray is currently the principal of East Bladen High School.

In a press release, the PRBLA stated, “We are extraordinarily pleased with the outcome of this search process. In the end, Dr. Wray proved himself the best fit to carry forward the vision of the Academy. His experience as a United States Army warrant officer, JROTC instructor, assistant principal, and principal, along with his track record of driving academic excellence at East Bladen High School over the past 7 years, along with his passion for working with students and families of our community, demonstrates his capability to succeed in this new role.  We feel that with Dr. Wray driving academic instruction, our Cadets will have the best education in North Carolina.”


District School Leader Certification – (Superintendent Licensure Program) –Pitt State University, Pittsburgh, KS, July 2021

Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership: Aspen University, December 2015 Master’s Degree, Educational Administration: Grand Canyon University, May 2011

Master’s Degree, Curriculum and Instruction: With Emphasis on 


Grand Canyon University, May 2011

Master’s Degree, School Counseling K-12: Liberty University, May 2003

Bachelor’s of Science Degree, Business Administration: Columbia College, May 1997

Bachelor’s of Science Degree, Computer Information Systems: Columbia College, May 1997

Associate’s Degree, General Studies, Central Texas College, May 1989

“My focus moving forward as Superintendent of The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy is to keep the Cadets first place and the center of our purpose.   We are going to take them places they never dreamed of,” Dr. Wray said.  

He continued, “We know we have some challenges ahead, but we will address those with Collective Efficacy.  We declare that today is a new day at The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy.  I want to thank and praise God for this opportunity.  It is also because of the great work accomplished by the students and staff at East Bladen High School over the past seven years that I am able to be entrusted with such a great responsibility.  I know without them supporting me throughout my journey, this day would not be possible.  I thank God for them.  Also, we want parents and the community to know that Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy is a great opportunity for your students to learn both academic and leadership skills for a successful future.”

In closing, Dr. Wray stated, “If you are interested in enrolling your child at Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy, please stop by and tour our facilities; I promise you, we will make you feel right at home. “And now it is time to get to work.”

PRBLA is located at 1360 Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown, NC. The school is accepting applications for new students. Find out more about the school at https://www.paulrbrownleadership.com/.

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