Congratulations to the eight regional winners and nominees for the 2021 A. Craig Phillips Superintendent of the Year Award:
Region 1 | Northeast | Dr. William Wright, Hertford County Schools
Region 2 | Southeast | Mr. Brent Williams, Lenoir County Schools
Region 3 | Central | Dr. Pascal Mubenga, Durham Public Schools
Region 4 | Sandhills | Dr. Bob Grimesey, Moore County Schools
Region 5 | Piedmont/Triad | Dr. Sharon Contreras, Guilford County Schools
Region 6 | Southwest | Dr. Stephen Mauney, Mooresville Graded Schools
Region 7 | Northwest | Mr. Chad Beasley, Alleghany County Schools
Region 8 | Western | Dr. Chris Baldwin, Macon County Schools
The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) Announce Recipients of the Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award
This annual award is presented to graduates of the North Carolina School Superintendents' Association and the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development's Aspiring Superintendent Program, a program which is designed to empower transformational education leaders for North Carolina’s public schools.
Dr. Michael Myrick, Assistant Superintendent, Granville County Schools; Dr. Theresa Perry, Director of Professional Development, Cumberland County Schools; Dr. Sam Houston; Dr. La'Ronda Whiteside, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Hickory City Schools; and Dr. Frank Creech, Chief Academic Officer, Greene County Schools.
Click above to view the members of Cohort V of the Aspiring Superintendent Program.
The following districts have hired members from the NCSSA Aspiring Superintendent Program that was started in the fall of 2016:
The State Board of Education (SBE) held its monthly meeting in Raleigh on April 7-8. NCASA was recognized by the Board on Thursday to further congratulate Drs. David Stegall and Beverly Emory, as well as Mr. Tabari Wallace, for being recently granted educational leadership awards by NCASA. Members can access NCASA’s monthly SBE summary by clicking READ MORE.
A bi-partisan bill introduced this week by Senate education leaders holds a comprehensive set of COVID-19 relief provisions for K-12 schools, including some important and time-sensitive waivers for school performance grades and other accountability measures for the current year and adjustments to school calendar requirements for 2021-22.
The State Board of Education met in an emergency called session this afternoon to provide additional clarity and guidance on changes made Tuesday by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12). The updated state guidance from both agencies comes in response to NC's COVID metrics continuing to improve and the CDC releasing updated guidance that further clarifies best practices for operating public schools during the pandemic.
The House Committee on K-12 Education approved on Tuesday several highly-debated bills, including one expanding the private school voucher program and another reshaping the process for establishing student discipline policies.