Rural Prosperity Summit Speaker
Dr. Noris Price
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 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 35 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 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.
Dr. Price has received numerous awards and honors, including Georgia Association of School Superintendents Finalist for 2020 Georgia School Superintendent of the Year and GSSA President’s Award, the Communities in Schools National “All In For Students” Award, the Wilmington College Distinguished Educator Award, the Whitney M. Young Award, the Nova Southeastern University Distinguished Alumni Award, the Bobcat Award from Georgia College and State University, Governor Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission, the Johnnie V. Cox Leadership Award from the University of Georgia, the American Association of School Administrators Women in School Leadership Award, the Distinguished Title I District Award for Closing the Achievement GAP, the Georgia PTA Outstanding Principal, a National PTA Lifetime Membership, and the GAESP School Bell and Educational Patron.
Dr. Price has served on various boards, including the Georgia School Superintendents Association Board of Directors, Communities In Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, the Milledgeville Rotary Club Board of Directors, United Way of Central Georgia Board of Trustees, the Baldwin County Board of Health, the Development Authority of the City of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, First Lady Marty Kemp Georgia Children’s Cabinet, Georgia State University Principals Center Advisory Board, Georgia School Boards Association Board of Trustees, State School Superintendent Advisory Council, Georgia School Boards Association Superintendent Advisory Council, the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank Advisory Board, First Lady Sandra Deal The Georgia Children’s Cabinet, Get Georgia Reading Campaign Board of Directors, the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors, Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, and the Georgia Charter Schools Association. She has also been 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 believes that public education is still the greatest option for America's children to receive a quality education. Through public education, any child, regardless of their race, ethnicity, station in life or socioeconomic status, can become a productive, contributing member of society and achieve the American Dream.
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.