In the April 20 edition of The Outlook, we wrote about Dr. Beverly Price recently getting appointed as deputy superintendent of the Alexander City School System.
Price has worked in the city school system since 2002, starting as the assistant principal at Radney Elementary School before moving up to principal.
Price then became the district school improvement coach and later the principal of Alexander City Middle School. Price was previously the director of secondary schools before her appointment as deputy superintendent.
As deputy superintendent, Price has multiple duties. She will work with the directors of elementary and secondary instruction to coordinate the curriculum and instruction for pre-K through 12th grade.
Price will coordinate grants, make sure report card grades are where they need to be and lead data meetings. Price will make sure the schools are in compliance with federal and state programs and work with business and community partners to make sure graduates are satisfying the needs of the community.
Lastly, Price will make sure the school system is analyzing data correctly to run classrooms correctly.
It takes a lot of experience, knowledge and organization to handle these tasks. With 17 years in the Alexander City School System, Price has what it takes.
Superintendent Dr. Keith Lankford created the position to organize and align the school system and said Price was the top candidate.
“She understands strengths and weaknesses,” Lankford said. “She understands data and is somebody I could confide with and talk about the alignment and how to move our system forward.”
Price said she wants to create successful graduates and have the school system help identify students’ needs and talents.
“I think that’s not just my goal but it’s the goal of Alexander City Schools mainly to produce graduates who are going to come back to Alexander City and who are going to help Alexander City grow and to become the city that we know that it can be,” Price said.
We want to congratulate Price on her new position and know she will do well.