The Page principal will now move on to compete for State Principal of the Year

Greensboro, N.C. – First, Guilford County Principal of the Year. Now, the Piedmont-Triad Region Principal of the Year. Next up for Page Principal Erik Naglee, competing across North Carolina to be the Principal of the Year for the entire state.

On Tuesday, Naglee was named the Piedmont-Triad Region Principal of the Year, which makes him one of only eight finalists for State Principal of the Year.

A surprise ceremony was set up by Guilford County Schools (GCS) to share the news with Naglee.

“It’s such an honor to be mentioned in the same realm with great educators in GCS, let alone across the state. I can’t take sole credit for this honor though, because without the tremendous work of students, staff and entire community at Page, I wouldn’t be here,” said Erik Naglee, principal at Page High.

The event featured Marshall Matson, Guilford County Schools School Support Officer, making the announcement. GCS was also able to make sure the day was special for Naglee by secretly inviting his wife to attend the announcement as well. 

Earlier this year Principal Naglee was named the Guilford County Schools’ Principal of the Year at the annual Celebration of Excellence event.

The remaining seven regional finalists, along with Naglee, will be announced in an event on Thursday, Jan. 14. These eight finalists will go on to compete for North Carolina Principal of the Year later this year. 

About Guilford County Schools

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and one of the 50 largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at

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