Dr. Beth Folger, OCS deputy superintendent, was recently awarded the 2020 Outstanding Administrator Award by the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented.
The NCAGT Outstanding Administrator of the Gifted Award is presented annually to a North Carolina Administrator (Principal, Coordinator of the Gifted, Director of Exceptional Children’s Programs, Supervisor, or Superintendent) who has been an advocate and leader in support of gifted children/youth. The nominee must exhibit outstanding qualities related to gifted education in the areas of teaching, curriculum development and adaption, working with gifted children/youth, working with parents, participating in PAGE activities where applicable, and/or dealing with other staff and administrators.
Dr. Folger has been in education for 27 years as a Classroom teacher, Professional Development coach, principal, chief academic officer, and deputy superintendent. In her role as deputy superintendent, Dr. Folger has focused on advocacy for students, families, and teachers.
Dr. Folger has led Onslow’s County’s effort to create an Instructional Framework with an emphasis on equity and providing challenging and rigorous coursework for all students. She also re-established the districtwide use of AVID, which provides scaffolded support that educators and students need to encourage college and career readiness and success. Dr. Folger also served a critical role in the development of the 2019-2022 Onslow County AIG Plan, offering ideas and asking probing questions.
Congratulations Dr. Folger, and thank you for the contributions you make to Onslow County Schools!