Dorothy “Dot” Guthrie of the Gaston County Board of Education is the 2019 recipient of the School Board Member Leadership Award. To receive this esteemed award, which is given by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), a board member must be peer-nominated by their local school board.
“This year’s School Board Member Leadership Award goes to a board member whose leadership has helped strengthen accountability measures, increase the graduation rate, and enrich the district’s technology curriculum,” said NCSBA Board of Directors member Ed Dennison from Moore County. “She has been on her local board for eight years, has served on the NCSBA Board of Directors. She committed a lot time to deliver supplies to support Hurricane Florence victims in her community.”
The School Board Member Leadership Award honors a school board member for exemplary leadership during the previous school year.