The Baldwin County School Board at its board meeting this week announced that it would be extending the contract of current Superintendent, Dr. Noris Price, for an additional three years. The new contract goes into effect on January 1, 2019, and ends December 31, 2022.
“I want to thank our School Board for the trust they have placed in my ability to lead the Baldwin County School District. I’m very excited and honored to continue to build upon the successes we have had over the past five years. We have a great team of school board members, district and school leaders, teachers, support staff, parents and community partners, who are committed to helping all students reach their full potential,” said Dr. Noris Price. “I am proud to be the superintendent of the Baldwin County School District and am fully committed to the work that needs to be done to ensure all of our students achieve at high levels. I look forward to a bright future.”
“Dr. Price has laid a foundation of success here in Baldwin County and we know that she is the right person to lead the way ahead for our schools,” said Baldwin County School District Board Chair Shannon Hill.
“The innovation and achievement that we have seen in our schools over the past six years has been stellar,” said Baldwin County School District Vice Chair Lyn Chandler. “We are excited and confident in her leadership for the next several years.”
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 over 90%. 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 2010, 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 more than 30 years of experience in public education. She was an elementary school teacher in New York City and Fairfax, Virginia, and an Assistant Principal and Principal in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Price moved to Georgia in 1997. For 10 years, she served as principal of Woodland Elementary Charter School in Fulton County. During her tenure, the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the state's measure of achievement under No Child Left Behind, every year. In addition, the school was named a Title I Distinguished School and received the Georgia School of Excellence Award, as well as the National PTA Parent Involvement School of Excellence Award.
Dr. Price has received numerous awards and honors, including Finalist for 2020 Georgia Superintendent of the Year, the Communities in School National “All In For Students” Award, Georgia Association of School Superintendents President’s 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, the Johnnie V. Cox Leadership Award from the University of Georgia, the Distinguished Title I District Award for Closing the Achievement GAP, the Georgia PTA Outstanding Principal, and the National PTA Lifetime Membership.
Dr. Price serves on various boards, including the Georgia School Superintendents Association Board of Directors, Communities In Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, the Milledgeville Rotary Club Board, 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, the Georgia Foundation for Early Care and Learning, Georgia State University Principals Center Advisory Board, Georgia School Boards Association Board of Trustees, Foothills Education Charter High School Board of Directors, the Baldwin County Board of Health, and Georgia School Boards Association Superintendent Advisory Council. She has also served on the Governor Nathan Deal Education Reform Commission, First Lady Sandra Deal Georgia Children’s Cabinet, State School Superintendent Advisory Council, Get Georgia Reading Campaign Board of Directors, Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors, Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Georgia Charter Schools Association. In addition, she continues to be 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 is married to Dr. Anthony Price, a retired school administrator, and they have a son, Juan Carlos Price, who graduated from Auburn University and is a TV News Producer in San Antonio, Texas.