The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) announced today that Superintendent Dr. Noris Price has received the 2018 Wilmington College Alumni Citation Award in the category of Distinguished Contributions to Education.
“I am honored to receive this award by my alma mater this past weekend during the alumni homecoming festivities,” said Dr. Noris Price. “We have been working tirelessly here in Baldwin County to enact the kinds of initiatives and changes that we know will set our students apart and I am incredibly thankful that all of our hard work is paying off.”
Dr. Price has served as the Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools since July 1, 2014. Since becoming Superintendent of Baldwin County Charter District, she has maintained a laser-focus approach on student achievement and improving educational outcomes for all students. 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 increasing from 66 percent to 92 percent in just four years. Dr. Price and her team have been successful in obtaining over 5 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.
Dr. Price attended Wilmington College, located in Wilmington, Ohio, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. The Alumni Citation Award is added to her list of professional achievements that include the Georgia Association of School Superintendents President’s Award, Whitney M. Young Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Nova Southeastern University Distinguished Alumni Award, Good Citizenship Award, Bobcat Award from Georgia College and State University and Johnnie V. Cox Leadership Award from the University of Georgia.
Recently, Superintendent Dr. Noris Price was selected to serve as a board member for the Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning and the Georgia Children’s Cabinet.
Founded by Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly in 2017, the Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning makes strategic investments to improve and expand high-quality early education to help ensure all children in Georgia are prepared to succeed when they enter kindergarten regardless of family income or location. The Foundation supports educational excellence by partnering with families, communities, the early care and education industry, and stakeholders.
The Georgia Children's Cabinet, administered by the First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal, consists of all state agency heads that work with child populations as well as select community members, philanthropic, education, and business stakeholders. This single group is the place where state and community programs are aligned, and recommendations for improving delivery of care to children are made to impact decision making at the state level.