Beaufort County superintendent receives national award

ARLINGTON, VA (WTOC) – The superintendent of Beaufort County Public Schools received the American Association of School Administrators' 2011 Women in School Leadership Award.

Valerie Truesdale was cited for her passionate instructional leadership, her ardent advocacy of technology in the classroom and her community activism on behalf of education, according to the AASA.

The award was presented Friday at an awards ceremony during the AASA National Conference on Education in Denver. Truesdale will receive a $1,000 check and a one-year membership to the AASA.

This is the first time the award has been given. Fifty-one women from across the country were nominated for the award: 31 superintendents and assistant superintendents, five cabinet- level leaders and 15 principals.

Truesdale has been superintendent of the Beaufort County School District since 2007.

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