The Baldwin County School District announced today that Superintendent Dr. Noris Price received the President’s Award from the Georgia School Superintendents Association at their Spring Bootstraps Conference in Savannah, GA.The award is given to superintendents for outstanding leadership in their school systems and communities. This year, GSSA recognized Dr. Noris Price, the Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools, for the 2018 Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) President’s Award.
“I had no idea I would be receiving this award. I am thrilled and honored to have been selected to receive this very prestigious award,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “This award does not recognize just my work but all of the hard work our entire district does every single day. We have an incredible team working in Baldwin County and this award, and our success is something we all share.”
Dr. Noris Price is in her fourth year as superintendent of the Baldwin County School District and since the beginning of her tenure the schools have seen dramatic improvements at every level including increasing the College and Career Performance Index(CCRPI) by 10% and most notably, Baldwin High School has seen its graduation rate soar over 20%, setting record high graduation rates for three straight years in a row.
Dr. Price has also been instrumental in bringing much-needed improvements to school facilities, helping to modernize all of the district’s campuses and provide 21st-century learning environments for all students. She has also led the effort to bring in over $4,000,000 in grant funding that has provided the district greater resources and flexibility to ensure our teachers and students have all of the resources they need to be successful.
She has embraced her higher education partners, particularly Georgia College and State University. Georgia College students gain practical experience through working and volunteering in classrooms. As a result of the Professional Schools Model, Georgia College opened The Montessori Academy in the Baldwin County Schools Early Learning Center this past fall. Dr. Price has demonstrated a willingness to tackle difficult issues negatively impacting student achievement in her district.
Dr. Noris Price continues to be a tireless champion for public education and for Baldwin County. Under her leadership, recently Baldwin County Schools applied for admission and were chosen to participate in the Ford Next Generation Learning Initiative. The Ford Next Generation Learning Initiative is designed to transform teaching and learning and transform the secondary school experience for students and families through business and civic engagement.
During her administration, the district has also received many accolades, most notably, having been selected as a Best Community for Music Education for three straight years in a row by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The honor, given to only 538 of 13,000 plus districts in the United States, makes Baldwin County one of only six districts in the state to earn the distinction.