NCSSA News

  • Catawba County Schools Superintendent Honored With Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award

    The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Matt Stover, superintendent of Catawba County Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award. The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong commitment to lifelong learning, unwavering integrity in leadership, and transformation of vision into action.

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  • Perquimans County Schools Superintendent Selected as 2022 NCSSA Dr. Dwayne Stallings Leadership (NERESA) Award Winner

    The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Tanya Turner, Superintendent of Perquimans County Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Dwayne Stallings Leadership Award. The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong dedication to public education, commitment to academic excellence, and a continual focus on professional growth and student learning.

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  • 2022 Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Awardees Named

    The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) have announced the selection of several education leaders for the Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award.

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  • Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Named 2022 A. Craig Phillips NC Superintendent Of The Year

    Dr. Valerie Bridges, Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS), was named the 2022 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year at an awards ceremony held Thursday, Nov. 11.

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  • 8 Nominees Vie For 2022 Superintendent Of The Year Award; State Winner To Be Announced November 11 In Greensboro

    The North Carolina A. Craig Phillips Superintendent of the Year is chosen jointly by the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA), NCASA’s core affiliate the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), with support and sponsorship from worldwide education leader Scholastic. The honor is awarded to a superintendent who exhibits outstanding leadership in service to K-12 public schools and is named in honor of the late A. Craig Phillips, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction in NC.

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  • Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Selected As 2021 NCSSA Brad Sneeden Leadership Award Winner

    The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award. The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong commitment to life-long learning, unwavering integrity in leadership and transformation of vision into action.

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  • Gates County Schools Superintendent Receives 2021 NCSSA Dr. Dwayne Stallings Leadership (NERESA) Award

    The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Barry Williams, Superintendent of Gates County Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Dwayne Stalling Leadership Award. The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong dedication to public education, commitment to academic excellence, and a continual focus on professional growth and student learning. This inaugural award is presented to a superintendent serving a school district in northeast North Carolina who is a member of the Northeast Regional Education Service Alliance (NERESA). NERESA is a professional alliance that supports and enhances educational services and resources for the member districts.

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  • Richardson Takes The Lead, Slutsky Of NCTIES Elected To NCASA Officer Role For 2021-22; Lenker Honored For Service As President For 2020-21

    The NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) Board of Directors held its final meeting of 2020-2021 on June 14 and elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization for the new year that begins July 1. Mr. Brad Richardson, a Principal in Rutherford County Schools, will take the helm as President for 2021-22. Two additional officers for NCASA were confirmed, including Dr. Aaron Slutsky, Chief Technology Officer of Gaston County Schools, who was named President-Elect for 2021-2022. In this role, Dr. Slutsky is in line to become NCASA’s President for 2022-2023 to follow Mr. Richardson. Immediate Past-President Dr. Ethan Lenker, Superintendent of Pitt County Schools, rounds out the officer slate. He was recognized at the June 14th NCASA Board meeting for his tenure as President for 2020-2021.

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  • NCSSA & NCASLD: Recipients of Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award Announced

    The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) have announced the selection of the recipients of the Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award:

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  • State Superintendent Shares K-12 School Priorities With Lawmakers

    State Superintendent Catherine Truitt on Wednesday outlined for the Senate Education/Higher Education Committee her top priorities and goals for reforming and improving North Carolina’s K-12 schools. The presentation was her first official address to a legislative committee since taking office in January.

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  • NC’s Dr. Rodney Shotwell Among 3 Vying To Be AASA President-Elect

    The School Superintendents Association (AASA) has announced three candidates, including one from North Carolina, who will compete for votes from February 19 – March 12 to become the national organization’s President-Elect. Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Superintendent of Rockingham County Schools, is one of three contenders vying for the office of President-Elect.

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  • The Advocate (January 2021): AASA News From Capitol Hill

    The new year may bring us a continued pandemic, but it also brings us a new Congress, a new administration and a fifth COVID emergency supplemental, complete with more than $50 billion in funding for K12 education. Before adjourning for the holiday season, Congress was able to pass—and the president ultimately signed—a fifth COVID emergency supplemental.

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  • Lenoir County Superintendent Named NC's 2021 A. Craig Phillips Superintendent of the Year

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  • AASA Shares Preview Of Biden’s Education Agenda, Expectations For Next Steps In U.S. Congress

    With the elections (mostly) behind us, Washington is watching closely as the Biden Administration and 117th Congress takes shape. At the moment, former Vice President Joe Biden is on a pathway to becoming the 46th President of the United States, although the process could drag on for some time as the Trump Administration is challenging the results in key states. Chris Rogers, Policy Analyst for AASA – The School Superintendents’ Association, updated executives of school administrator organizations from across the country last week on some key impacts from the recent elections. The update included expectations for the President-Elect’s education agenda, his potential nominees for Secretary of Education, and possible next steps on COVID-19 relief and federal appropriations that could come from the current lame duck Congress before the end of the year.

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  • NCSSA & NCASLD Announce Recipients of Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award

    The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) has announced the selection of the following as the recipients of the Dr. Samuel Houston Jr. Leadership Award; Dr. Frank Creech, Chief Academic Officer, Greene County Schools; Dr. Michael Myrick, Assistant Superintendent, Granville County Schools; Dr. Theresa Perry, Director of Professional Development, Cumberland County Schools; and Dr. La'Ronda Whiteside, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Hickory City Schools. 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.

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  • Dr. Patrick Miller Awarded 2020 Raymond Sarbaugh Leadership Award

    Greene County Schools Superintendent Dr. Patrick Miller was awarded the 2020 Raymond Sarbaugh Leadership Award on Monday during the NC Association of School Administrators’ (NCASA) 2020 School Law & Policy Symposium, a virtual event. The Sarbaugh Leadership Award, named after NCASA’s first full-time Executive Director, is given annually to an NCASA member who serves as a leader amongst school leaders. Dr. Miller was presented the award in recognition of his leadership in numerous statewide efforts focused on ensuring quality learning experiences throughout North Carolina public schools.

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  • Lenker, Richardson Elected To NCASA Officer Roles For 2020-21; Jones Honored For Service As President For 2019-20

    The NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) Board of Directors held its final meeting of 2019-20 on June 11 and elected a slate of new officers to lead the organization for the new year that begins July 1. Dr. Ethan Lenker, Superintendent of Pitt County Schools, will take the helm as President for 2020-21. Dr. Lenker has led Pitt County Schools as superintendent since 2013, after previously serving as superintendent in both Sampson County Schools and Jones County Schools. He has more than 30 years of service in public schools and represents the NC School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA), one of NCASA’s two core affiliates, on the NCASA Board of Directors.

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  • NCASA & NCSSA Recommendations for Continuing 2019-20 School Year

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  • NC Alliance For School Leadership Development Shares Principal Preparation Updates

    The North Carolina Alliance For School Leadership Development (NCASLD) presented updates on principal preparation today to members of the Professional Educator Preparation & Standards Committee (PEPSC). Dr. Shirley Prince, Executive Director of the NC Principals and Assistant Principals Association (NCPAPA) and NCASLD Transforming Principal Preparation Program (TP3) Director, provided an overview of TP3 developments, as well as emerging recommendations for PEPSC’s consideration going forward.

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  • Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Appointed To AASA Governing Board, Joins Greene And Rockingham Superintendents In National Service

    Dr. Lory Morrow, Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools, has joined Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent of Greene County Schools, in representing North Carolina on the Governing Board for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Dr. Morrow, who also is President-Elect of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA), was recognized for this appointment Tuesday at her local board of education meeting by Jack Hoke, Executive Director of the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA), which is one of NCASA’s core affiliates.

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