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Dr. Price named Educational Administrator of the Year

North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) Superintendent Dr. Michelle Price has been selected as the Educational Administrator of the Year by the Washington Association of Education Office Professionals (WAEOP).

Dr. Price will be recognized at WAEOP’s annual awards banquet on April 21 in Bellevue. She will also be presented to the National Association of Education Office Professionals for award consideration.

Dr. Price has served as the NCESD Superintendent since July, and previously held teaching and leadership positions within the Moses Lake School District. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Washington State University, and M.A. and B.A. from Central Washington University. She is the recipient of multiple awards and designations, including the Washington Association of School Administrators Regional Award of Merit for Effective Leadership.

“Dr. Price is a lifelong learner and she continues to support and encourage others around her to pursue their dreams. She is receiving this award because she continually supports staff efforts to continue their education or career. She is a great example in the educational realm that if you work hard and believe in your dreams, you can achieve your goals one step at a time. Dr. Price is a great leader and a motivator and cheerleader for the educational support professionals the districts she supervises,” explained Cheryl Smith, CEOE and WAEOP Awards Chairman.

“I hope that my optimism has inspired others and provided hope for them to reach their highest potential. I have strived to create a culture of respect, trust, and support; enabling others to be innovative and to take risks that will provide our students the greatest opportunities for success. I hope that every child and staff member always remembers that I am their unwavering advocate. It is an honor to receive this prestigious award,” explained Dr. Price.

The Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals is the only state-level professional organization specifically dedicated to the professional and personal enrichment of educational office professionals and office support staff.

The North Central Educational Service District is a resource to the 29 districts within the four-county service area, providing professional and timely tools to meet the needs of individual schools and districts, and a reliable point of education-related information for the communities served. The NCESD is a respected resource to other ESDs throughout Washington State.