2016 A. Craig Phillips Superintendent of the Year Nominees Announced

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NC Superintendent of the Year is chosen jointly by the North Carolina School Superintendents Association (NCSSA), the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) and the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), with support and sponsorship from worldwide education leader Scholastic. The honor is awarded to a superintendent who exhibits outstanding leadership in service to K-12 public schools, and is named in honor of the late A. Craig Phillips, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction in NC.

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The eight regional winners and 2016 Superintendent of the Year nominees are as follow:

Region 1 | Northeast | Dr. Don Phipps, Beaufort County Schools
Region 2 | Southeast | Dr. Tim Markley, New Hanover County Schools
Region 3 | Central | Dr. Tom Forcella, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Region 4 | Sandhills | Dr. Freddie Williamson, Hoke County Schools
Region 5 | Piedmont/Triad | Dr. Darrin Hartness, Davie County Schools
Region 6 | Southwest | Dr. Terry Griffin, Stanly County Schools
Region 7 | Northwest | Dr. Dan Brigman, Catawba County Schools
Region 8 | Western | Mr. Bill Miller, Polk County Schools
The recipient named 2016 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year will receive $5,000 and continue to compete for the 2016 National Superintendent of the Year award, to be given at the American Association of School Administrators' National Conference on Education February 11-13, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ.

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NCASA is the non-profit umbrella uniting 12 school leader organizations and more than 7,000 individuals from across the state with the common mission of ensuring student success through visionary leadership. www.ncasa.net

NCSSA, a core affiliate of NCASA, is the membership and professional development organization for superintendents from North Carolina's 115 public school districts. www.ncsuperintendents.org

NCSBA is a non-profit organization that represents the 115 local boards of education in North Carolina. The organization seeks to provide leadership and services that enable local school boards to govern effectively. www.ncsba.org

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