Beaufort superintendent receives prestigious award

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Valerie Truesdale was recently awarded the American Association of School Administrators 2011 Women in School Leadership Award for her leadership and success in the classroom.

"It was very exciting and humbling to be named with this award from the American Association of School Administrators last week at their national conference on education. it made me feel very warm and proud of our Beaufort County schools for them to acknowledge the outstanding strides that are being made in student achievement," Truesdal told WTOC.

This is the first time the award has been given. More than 50 women across the country were nominated for the award.

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