Brunswick school board names new North Brunswick leader

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Paul Price. Photo courtesy Brunswick County Schools.
Paul Price. Photo courtesy Brunswick County Schools.

Students at North Brunswick High will be greeted by a new face at the start of the 2015-16 school year.

The Brunswick County Board of Education has selected Paul Price, current principal of Shallotte Middle, to take over as head of the Leland school.

He will step in for North Brunswick principal Sheila Grady, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

Price has served as principal at Shallotte Middle for seven years.

“He brings a wealth of experience and a track record of success to the North Brunswick Scorpion team,” according to Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Price worked in North Carolina schools for two years as an assistant principal and spent 14 years in the classroom, teaching a variety of subjects, including French, English, math and special education.

He received his administrative training through the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program at UNC-Wilmington.

In 2013, he was named Brunswick County Principal of the Year.

“I have endeavored to create an atmosphere of mutual respect between parents, teachers, students and administration,” Price said of his time at Shallotte Middle. “I have focused my efforts on creating an environment where our mission is to prepare our students to be productive citizens with keen appreciation of the value of our American democracy. I have continually reminded myself that in order to achieve this goal our vision must be one of creating a culture focused on student achievement and continual improvement.”

While he is bidding farewell to one school, Price said he is looking forward to creating bonds with staff and students at another one.

“Schools are a real family,” he said. “I am leaving one family to join another.”