Leland native named new headmaster of Charter Day School


LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Charter Day School in Leland has a new leader and it didn’t have to look far to find her.

Laurie Benton, who lives in Leland, has been named the school’s headmaster.

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Benton graduated from UNCW and taught fourth grade in Durham for three years before returning to the Cape Fear.

She has been at Columbus Charter School in Whiteville since serving as a teacher lead teacher and assistant headmaster.