Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Noris Price for receiving the 2021 Deana Burgess Award: Outstanding Partner in Teacher Preparation from Georgia College. This award is given to persons who have worked with the John H. Lounsbury College of Education as partners in the professional preparation programs. The winners are nominated by the mentor leaders and recommended to the dean and the chair of the Awards Committee. On behalf of Georgia College, these words were shared about Dr. Price:
"In 2014, Dr. Noris Price was hired as Superintendent of Baldwin County Schools. From the beginning of her tenure, she has been a supporter of and an advocate for the partnership between the school district and the College of Education at Georgia College. This year the partnership was further strengthened by her willingness to work with College of Education personnel to collaboratively establish protocols and procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Within this effort, Dr. Price held steadfast to her belief in the value of field experiences for both teacher candidates and P-12 students. Even in the midst of a pandemic, her support did not waiver. She is the deserving recipient of the 2021 Deana Burgess Award for Outstanding Partner in Teacher Preparation."
Representatives from the John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College presented Dr. Price with the award along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a token of appreciation and gratitude for the work she has done throughout her years as superintendent in garnishing a strong partnership between the College of Education and the Baldwin County School District.