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Originally published: 2012-12-18 15:45:22
Last modified: 2012-12-18 15:45:22

Greene recipient of ACS School Board Member Leadership Award

John Greene of Avery County Board of Education is the first-time recipient of the School Board Member Leadership Award. To receive this esteemed award, given by the N.C. School Boards Association, a board member must be peer-nominated by the local school board. Greene has led Avery County School Board as chairman during his four-year tenure. He is always willing to make the difficult decisions for effective and best educational practices that purpose to keep the student first, according to school staff.
“It is an honor to serve the students and families of Avery County. I count it a privilege to serve on a school board with other members that realize the value of each student and will do whatever it takes to provide the best educational opportunities possible,” Greene said.
“He is a man of vision. Realizing the importance of technology, his determination served to implement a one-to-one initiative providing an iPad and MacBook for all students in grades kindergarten through 12. Under his leadership, Avery County High School's graduation rate has surpassed the state's average and is now ranked fourth in the state. He has doubled community outreach and strengthened the relationship between schools and families,” ACS Superintendent David Burleson said. “Mr. Greene is an advocate for students. His dedication to student success is extraordinary and exemplifies his 'service above self' attitude. Without hesitation, Mr. Greene is truly deserving of this Leadership Award.”