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Friday Medal Presented To McDaris, Rural Superintendents


November 27, 2017

Courtesy photo

2017 Friday Medal recipients with Friday Institute Executive Director Glenn Kleiman and North Carolina School Superintendents Association Executive Director Jack Hoke. From left to right: R: Patrick Miller, Lynn Moody, Robert Taylor, Jeff McDaris, Janet Mason, Anthony Jackson, Darrin Hartness, Glenn Kleiman and Jack Hoke. (Photos Courtesy of Friday Institute Communications)

Each year since 2006, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has presented the Friday Medal to honor the memory and legacy of Bill Friday, who led the UNC system as its president for 30 years. The selected recipients are outstanding researchers, practitioners, or policymakers who have made significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education throughout the country.

This year, The Friday Institute collaborated with the North Carolina School Superintendents Association to select seven superintendents who exemplify strong, innovative leadership over at least five years,...

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