Meadowbrook Academy’s principal David Hicks was the recipient of two prestigious awards while attending the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) Conference held in Concord, North Carolina.
Hicks received the Raymond Sarbaugh Leadership Award, NCASA’s highest honor, given annually to a member who has shown outstanding leadership in public school service as well as commitment to enhancing and supporting the efforts of NCASA on behalf of his or her fellow school administrators. The award is named for NCASA’s first full-time and longest-serving executive director, the late Raymond Sarbaugh.
Hicks was also the recipient of the Ralph Kimel Award, an award given by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association (NCPAPA) to a retired or soon to be retired, educator who has made a lasting contribution to the profession of education.
“We have known all along how hard he works to better public education and we’re excited that now the rest of North Carolina recognizes his dedication to students and public education,” said Meadowbrook teacher Amy Cain.
Hicks thanked his family and school staff.
“I’ve been very blessed to have the support of my wife and daughter over the years, and the best and most caring staff any principal could ever want to work with.”
After 32 years in education, the principal is retiring at the end of this school year. He has been at Meadowbrook since 2011.