Woodrow Price is a rising star in the Vicksburg Warren School District. He was awarded Teacher of the Year honors this past school year for his work at Warren Central Intermediate School, and was just recently notified that he has won a prestigious Sanford Award.
Last year, the Vicksburg Daily News named Price a hometown hero. Among the things he has done for the community was to raise funds for a washer and dryer so he could wash students’ clothing to help curtail absences and so they wouldn’t be bullied. Within hours, local business owner Jeff Burnett stepped up to fill the need.
Now Price has been honored with a Sanford Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers who not only teach but inspire students to excel in creative thinking, leadership, citizenship and more. The Sanford Program awards 51 winners each year, one from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each winner receives $10,000 and then competes for a $50,000 grand prize.
Price is 13-year veteran of the district who was recently promoted to lead teacher at Warren Central Intermediate School. In this role he will serve as a liaison for teachers with the administration and parents. He said key the district stresses is PBIS — positive behavior interventions and supports.
Price thanked Dr. Phatasis O’Harroll, curriculum specialist for the district, who nominated him for the award. He also gave special thanks to Ms. Tonya McGee, principal at Warren Central Intermediate, for her leadership and support.
When asked what he planned to do with his winnings, he said he would be doing some home repairs along with some things for fellow teachers at his school.
Price, who teaches math and science, is an Alcorn State University alumnus. He continues to further his education, and is pursuing a doctorate from William Carey University.
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