Education Alum Named “Junior College Adjunct Educator of the Year”

Anthony Price, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice (FCE&SCJ), was named the Junior College Adjunct Educator of the Year for the Lake Country Region, by the President of Georgia Military College. He was recognized for outstanding achievement, exceptional performance, and innovative contributions to the teaching profession at Georgia Military College during the academic year 2019-2020.

Price is a retired educator who served more than 35 years in K-12 education.  He has had unique and varied experiences in his career, spanning time in New York, Virginia and Georgia.   While Principal at Hilsman Middle School in Clarke County, Georgia, the school received the Governor’s Silver Award. Only 1 of 22 schools at that time received the prestigious award, which recognized students who met or exceeded standards in all four content areas in a school that was considered high poverty with high minority enrollment. He also started a Career Center, which was the first JROTC program for middle school students in conjunction with the high school and led the school’s first authorization for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Under his tenure, Cedar Shoals High School, a high poverty school in Athens, Georgia, was named by the Washington Post High School Challenge Index as being among the top 8% in the nation out of 22,000 high schools. Additionally, the school was also selected for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program in conjunction with Piedmont College. The Georgia Department of Education named the school an “AP Honor School” because of the access and performance of an underserved population. He also created and initiated the first ninth grade academy at the high school and developed an extensive summer companion program for rising ninth grade students to ease the transitional difficulties of leaving middle school and entering the ninth grade.  Finally, Price’s leadership led to the school’s authorization to become an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for ninth and tenth graders.

He earned his Doctor of Education in 2006. Price also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the educational leadership program at FCE&SCJ. He is married to FCE&SCJ’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, Noris Price.