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Meet the Finalist: Noris Price
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Meet the Finalist: Noris Price

Dr. Noris Price has served as the Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools since July 1, 2014. Under her leadership, the Baldwin County School District has implemented instructional initiatives and strategies that have resulted in improved student performance and the high school graduation rate has increased from 66% to 85%. Dr. Price has been successful in obtaining over 10 million dollars in grant funds for the Baldwin County Schools and leading the school district through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI) district accreditation process.

Prior to her appointment as superintendent, she served as Deputy Superintendent of the Clarke County School District, where she helped to develop and implement school and system-wide improvement efforts. She started with the Clarke County School District in 2007 as an Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services and School Performance. Under her leadership, the district was named the Title I Distinguished District, an honor indicating the school district was number one in the state of Georgia for closing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students.

Dr. Price has received numerous awards and honors, including the Georgia Association of School Superintendents 2022, 2021 and 2020 Superintendent of the Year Finalist and President’s Award, the 2021 John H. Lounsbury College of Education Deana Burgess Award, 2021 Nova Southeastern University Commencement Speaker, 2021 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Nova Southeastern University, 2021 Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Dr. Jimmy Stokes Distinguished Service Award, 2021 Georgia Charter System of the Year, Communities in School National “All In For Students” Award, Georgia School Boards Association Leading Edge Award, Wilmington College Distinguished Educator Award, the Whitney M. Young Award, the Nova Southeastern University Distinguished Alumni Award, Bobcat Award from Georgia College and State University, Governor Nathan Deal Education Reform Commission, and the Johnnie V. Cox Leadership Award from the University of Georgia.

She has served on various boards, including the ASCD Board of Directors, Georgia School Superintendents Association Board of Directors, Communities In Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, the Milledgeville Rotary Club Board of Directors, United Way of Central Georgia Board of Trustees, the Development Authority of the City of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, First Lady Marty Kemp Georgia Children’s Cabinet, Georgia State University Principals Center Advisory Board, Georgia School Boards Association Board of Trustees, State School Superintendent Advisory Council, Get Georgia Reading Campaign Board of Directors, Georgia School Boards Association Superintendent Advisory Council, First Lady Sandra Deal Georgia Children’s Cabinet, the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors Board of Directors, Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Georgia Charter Schools Association. She has also been a presenter at local, state, and national conferences.

Dr. Price earned a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, a Certificate in Educational Leadership from George Mason University in Virginia, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Lehman College of the City University of New York, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington College in Ohio.

Dr. Price joins that ranks of many Georgia Superintendents of the Year who have come before her, you can learn more about them here.

About Superintendent of the Year:

The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our nation’s public schools.

Each state association recognizes the accomplishments of one exemplary superintendent, evaluating them on their:

  • Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
  • Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
  • Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
  • Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national, and international issues.

The national winner of the award will be chosen from four finalists who are selected from state level winners and announced at AASA’s National Conference on Education, Feb. 17, in Nashville, TN.

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