Dr. Diane Frost, Asheboro City Schools
Greensboro, NC-- The Triad has a superb Superintendent. So much so, she was chosen Tuesday night as North Carolina's Superintendent of the Year.
Who is this outstanding educator? Dr. Diane Frost, Superintendent of Asheboro City Schools, was named the 2012 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year.
The announcement was made at a reception held at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The award was given jointly by the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) and the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA). Brady Energy Services sponsored the event and provided a $5,000 award to the winner.
Since 2000, Dr. Frost has been superintendent of Asheboro City Schools, a district that serves over 4,700 students in grades PreK-12 in 8 schools. She received her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.M.E & M.Ed.) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Ph.D.). During her tenure as superintendent, Dr. Frost has successfully implemented measures leading to a narrowed achievement gap, record high graduation rate and increased college-going rate.
A statement written by Bonnie Renfro, Randolph County Economic Development Corporation President says this about Frost, "Dr. Frost is a passionate leader committed to the promise that all students will be prepared to succeed in the 21st century. She exemplifies leadership, professionalism, collaboration and dedication to excellence. Her vision is transforming our schools and our community."
Others agree that Frost's leadership skills are commendable.
"Dr. Frost has had an impressive tenure as a superintendent. She has led her district to provide an outstanding education for its students. She has been a recognized leader at the state and national level and epitomizes the qualities one would expect in a top-tier superintendent," said NCASA Executive Director Dr. Larry Price.
Dr. Ed Dunlap, Jr., Executive Director of NCSBA, agreed, "Dr. Frost is an innovative leader with an impressive tenure as superintendent of Asheboro City Schools."
As the 2012 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, Frost will compete for the National Superintendent of the Year honor, which will be given at the American Association of School Administrators' National Conference on Education Feb. 16-19, 2012 in Houston, TX.