Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., superintendent of Cumberland County Schools, was named the 2024 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. The award is jointly presented annually by the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA), the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA) and the North Carolina School Boards Association.
As the 2024 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Connelly will compete for the National Superintendent of the Year honor at the American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education in San Diego, CA, Feb. 15-17, 2024.
The following 2024 North Carolina Regional Superintendents of the Year, who all were nominees for North Carolina’s prestigious state award, were also recognized at the Nov.14 ceremony:
Region 1 | Northeast | Barry Williams, Gates County Schools
Region 2 | Southeast | Wesley Johnson, Clinton City Schools
Region 3 | Central | Rhonda Schuhler, Franklin County Schools
Region 4 | Sandhills | Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., Cumberland County Schools
Region 5 | Piedmont/Triad | Stephen Gainey, Randolph County School System
Region 6 | Southwest | Aaron Allen, Lincoln County Schools
Region 7 | Northwest | Matt Stover, Catawba County Schools
Region 8 | Western | Aaron Greene, Polk County Schools
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