Asheboro, NC-- A Triad Superintendent has bragging rights and another accolade to add to her list of accomplishments.
Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent of Asheboro City Schools was named the 2011 Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium.
The announcement was made by Dr. Larry Coble, Director of the Consortium. The Piedmont Triad Education Consortium includes 15 school systems in the area.
Frost was nominated for the Superintendent of the Year honor by the Asheboro City Board of Education. "Dr. Frost sets her expectations high not only for Asheboro City Schools, but for herself. She works tirelessly to seek new and innovative ideas to better our schools and our community; her inclusiveness is evidence that she is a true collaborative leader" said Board Chairman, Gidget Kidd. "Dr. Frost is a forward thinking, goal setting leader. We are very fortunate to have her leading Asheboro City Schools as we continue to strive for excellence."
Since 2000, Dr. Frost has been superintendent of the Asheboro City Schools, a school district that serves approximately 4600 students in grades PreK-12 in 8 schools.
She received her education at the University of Nebraska (B.M.E. and M.S.E.) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Ph.D.). During her 11-year tenure as superintendent, Dr. Frost and her team have successfully implemented various school reform initiatives to improve students' preparation for college and careers, including ninth grade academy, science themed small learning community at the NC Zoo, college access initiatives, and a one-to-one laptop learning program. Superintendent Frost has also widely involved the community with the Board of Education in strategic planning and school system improvement initiatives. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of early childhood education to help young children get ready for success in school.
Dr. Larry Coble stated "Dr. Frost has a strong track record of outstanding leadership in the Asheboro City Schools. Those of us who have worked with her over the years understand her untiring commitment to the education of all students. Her colleagues in the Piedmont Region continue to recognize her as an example of the best of the superintendency and have shown their support for her and her work by selecting her as the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium Regional Superintendent of the Year."
In addition to this honor, Dr. Frost has earned numerous awards including the SACS/CASI John M. Davis Distinguished Educational Achievement Award, North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Distinguished Educator Award, North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, W. W. Rankin Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education, and Asheboro City Schools Administrator of the Year four times.
Frost also serves in several leadership roles such as State Department of Public Instruction (SDPI), NCWISE Executive Steering Committee, and North Carolina State Textbook Commission, appointed by the Governor. She previously served on the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Governing Board, North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors, 2002-2010; President 2007-2008; Past-President 2008-2010, and North Carolina Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCCSM), Past State President.
The Regional Superintendents of the Year will now contend for the North Carolina State Superintendent of the Year to be named by the North Carolina Association of School Administrators later this fall.
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