Baldwin County’s Dr. Norris Price has been honored with the title of Georgia’s 2022 Superintendent of the year by Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA). Price was presented with the award during the Georgia School Association Annual Conference on Dec. 2.
“It is truly an honor to receive this incredible recognition,” Price said. “I am fortunate to be able to get up every day and do what I love – work that is meaningful and serves a purpose. I love making a difference.”
The GSSA takes nominations from school boards, community groups, colleagues and others across the state annually in consideration of its Georgia Superintendent of the Year. Nominating and selecting those honors takes months.
Price shares this honor as a reflection of the Baldwin County School District. “This is a great recognition
“This is a great recognition for the Baldwin County Schools and the community,” Price said. “We are making progress as a school district and working hard to provide all of our students with a premium education that will prepare them for a bright future. I am thankful to have an exemplary school board, dedicated employees, great students, and supportive parents and community members.”
Price has been with the Baldwin County School District since July of 2014.
Under Price’s guidance, the Baldwin High School graduation rate has grown from 66% to 85%. Dr. Price has been successful in obtaining over $10 million 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 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.
Price was an elementary school teacher in New York City and Fairfax, Virginia, and an Assistant Principal and Principal in Fairfax. She moved to Georgia in 1997. For 10 years, she served as principal for 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.
The Georgia Superintendent of the Year will compete for the National Superintendent of the Year, which will be announced in February 2022 at the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.