He replaces Dr. Lauren Lampron who left earlier this month to become director of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program.
Langley described becoming the new principal as “a dream come true” for himself and his family, who are also heavily involved in the district. Langley’s wife serves as the school counselor at South Edgecombe Middle School. His daughter, Olivia, is a seventh-grade student at South Edgecombe Middle School and his son, Mason, is in Kindergarten at G.W. Carver Elementary School.
“I have a special connection to SouthWest Edgecombe High School and the community it serves. Not only have I been a resident of this community for my entire life, but I also had the privilege of attending SouthWest Edgecombe High School as a student,” said Langley.
“This school has played a pivotal role in my personal and educational development, and it has always held a special place in my heart,” added Langley.
“Mr. Langley brings a unique perspective to the position. He understands the strengths and challenges of the school and has a deep commitment to ensuring every student has the opportunity to excel,” said Superintendent Dr. Andy Bryan. “I have full confidence that he will lead SouthWest Edgecombe to new heights of excellence and ensure that our students receive a top-tier education."
Langley has worked in education for over 18 years, beginning as a teacher at Clayton High School before becoming an English and Physical Education teacher at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. During that time, he also took on roles as a coach of multiple sports, as well the assistant athletic director. He is currently an assistant principal at Greene Central High School.
Langley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from North Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in School Administration from Barton College. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, also from North Carolina State University.