Johnston County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Eddie Price received the 2017 Excellence in Educational Leadership from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).
Dr. Lance Fusarelli, Professor and Interim Department Head, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in N.C. State University’s College of Education presented the national award to Dr. Price at the May meeting of the Johnston County School Board.
Dr. Price was surprised by his family, who were present to witness him receiving the award from Dr. Fusarelli.
“I was honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Price. “I am thankful for N.C. State and Johnston County Public Schools for their support and the opportunity to shape education in Johnston County.”
The faculty of N.C. State University’s College of Education nominated Dr. Eddie Price for the national award.
The UCEA established the award to provide national recognition to practicing school administrators who make significant contributions to the improvement and support of school administrator preparation programs.
The UCEA is the premiere research organization for K-12 educational leadership in the country. It serves as a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and and children.
Dr. Price will appear in the next issue of the UCEA Review, a newsletter that reaches educators around the world. He has also been invited to join other UCEA award winners at this year’s National Convention in Denver where he will be acknowledged at UCEA’s awards luncheon.