Lane B. Mills, Ph.D. returned to Wilson County Schools to serve as Superintendent in July of 2016 after having led Craven County Schools as Superintendent since February of 2012. Prior
to his tenure as Superintendent of Craven County Schools, Dr. Mills was an Associate Professor
in the Educational Leadership program at East Carolina University.
During his previous service in Wilson County Schools as Assistant Superintendent of Accountability and Technology Services from 1997 to 2007, both the district and Dr. Mills received awards for technology at the state and national level under his leadership. In 2004, Dr. Mills was one of four finalists and award winners for Technology and Learning Magazine’s EdTech Leader of the Year. In 2000, the district was one of four national winners of the Ohana Foundation’s Technology and Education Leadership Awards as one of the four most technologically advanced school districts in the country.
Dr. Mills has also served in the schools as a School Psychologist, Data Analysis and Research Supervisor and Director of Information and Accountability Systems. He has published articles in
a variety of venues including refereed academic journals, Technology and Learning Magazine
and the technology leadership column for the American Association of School Administrator’s (AASA) The School Administrator magazine. Dr. Mills has also served as a consultant to
numerous school districts across the state in the area of data analysis and reporting of assessment data.
Most importantly, he is married to Melissa, a media coordinator at Wells Elementary School and Dad to Emerson, a junior at Hunt High School and Grayson, a Senior at Barton College (and future teacher).