Brunswick Co.'s Pruden named regional Superintendent of the Year
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden has been named the 2013-2014 Southeast Regional Superintendent of the Year. The honor is voted on by the 14 public school superintendents that comprise the Southeast Region Superintendents' Council.

"I am so proud of Dr. Pruden," Brunswick County Board of Education Chairman Charlie Miller said in a news release. "This honor represents the hard work and dedication he has not only to our students and staff in Brunswick County, but for public education in North Carolina. We are so fortunate he is our superintendent."

All regional superintendents of the year will compete at the state level for the honor of North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. The winner will be announced in November.

The North Carolina Superintendent of the Year program is part of the National Superintendent of the Year Award Program sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators. Candidates are judged based on their leadership for learning, communication skills, professionalism and community involvement.

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These people talk constantly about how it is important for parents to be involved with their child's education, but they don't care about the needs of the parents or the students. The staggered school schedule is evidence of that. Pruden and the school board, with the exception of Mr. Thorsen couldn't care less about the public they are supposed to serve. At their most recent meeting Pruden went so far as to say, “What these principals have told you this morning is…that regardless of their decision the community will come to you. This is proof of the fact that our community needs reprogramming.” This was in response to principals complaining about parents going to the school board when they don't agree with decisions the principals make. Tell me, who elects who, and who serves who? They don't elect us and we don't serve them.

I think Dr. Pruden has done a great job for Brunswick County schools. He has been timely in addressing issues.

His phone message to parents after the Sandy Hook was especially touching and he was probably one of the first school leaders in this whole area to communicate with families.

He does not communicate with families. We called about an issue recently and he couldn't even be bothered to talk to us and never returned our phone calls.

What a crock!!!!!! The man cannot even be bothered with talking to parents when there is an issue.