By Steve Reed
Eddie Price, the deputy superintendent of Johnston County schools, has resigned to become the executive director of the N.C. Principal Fellows Program, effective Aug. 1.
“It was a tough decision to leave,” said Price. “I love the people who I work with here at the central office. This has been an incredible experience. Johnston County Public Schools are doing innovative things.”
Price has been an educator for 25 years, the last 20 spent in Johnston County.
“Eddie Price is a tremendous public educator,” said School Superintendent Ross Renfrow. “He has made a positive impact in the lives of so many students in Johnston County. We wish him well in his new opportunity.”
Spokesperson Crystal Ro-berts said Price’s position hasn’t been filled
The deputy superintendent is the superintendent’s designee. In the absence of the superintendent, the deputy superintendent facilitates the decision-making process.
Price manages the day-to day operations including all stakeholder questions and concerns.
He serves as the hearing officer for student discipline, employee grievances and student reassignments. He also facilitates the academic vision for the district which houses all federal programs.
Price said an important consideration is his family because the work hours in his new job will be more flexible.
“For the last 25 years, I’ve put everything into education and the kids,” said Price. “I want to make time to be a husband and parent.”
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