Dr. Joanne Sanders, ECPPS Interim Superintendent, was named the 2019 Outstanding Administrator of the Year for the North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented (NCAGT) on Friday, March 8, 2019, at an awards luncheon during the NCAGT Conference. This award is presented annually to an administrator in the state who has demonstrated leadership and advocacy with regard to education for gifted students. According to information shared during the presentation of the award by NCAGT Board Member, Amy Williams, "The nominee must exhibit outstanding qualities related to gifted children in the areas of teaching, curriculum development and adaption, working with gifted children/youth, working with parents, participating in PAGE activities where applicable, and/or dealing with other staff and administrators."
Dr. Sanders has served in many roles throughout her career as an educator including teacher, AIG facilitator, coordinator, director, chief academic officer, and she is currently serving as the interim superintendent for ECPPS. Much of her career has been dedicated to serving gifted children; however, her passion and commitment for success for all children is paramount. The ECPPS family is proud of Dr. Sanders and celebrates with her on such a great accomplishment.
PHOTO: Dr. Dave Mense (NCAGT President), Dr. Joanne Sanders and Dr. Sneha Shah-Coltrane (NCDPI Director for Advanced Learning and Gifted Education)