Beverly Price has been an educator in Alabama for 25 years, with 18 years of K-12 administrative experience. She is currently the Deputy Superintendent in a Central Alabama school system. Before assuming her current position, she served in the district-level positions of Director of Secondary Schools and System School Improvement Coach. Beverly has served as an assistant principal and principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. She has also served as an adjunct instructor for Auburn University at Montgomery in the Instructional Leadership program and for Faulkner University in the Elementary Education program.
During her tenure as principal at the elementary level she decreased office discipline referrals by 60% through the implementation of a schoolwide discipline plan and job-embedded professional development, while also raising student achievement scores in reading and math. At the middle school level, she was effective in having the school removed from the Focused School list by introducing small group instruction and instructional rotations into the special education reading program. This process also included implementing differentiated instruction into the general education classroom at the secondary level.
Beverly is passionate about addressing the effects of poverty on student achievement. She is always researching ways to reverse the impact that poverty has on students. Specifically, how stress and trauma affect the brain and student achievement. Beverly has studied with Eric Jensen and designed a district-wide professional development plan based on the works of Eric Jensen. Her recent area of research interest is in the effects of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) on students and student performance, both behaviorally and academically. She is experienced in designing and implementing Response to Intervention programs, comprehensive professional development plans, and schoolwide discipline plans.
Beverly earned a B.S. in Human Resources Management from Faulkner University. She earned a M.S. in Elementary Education and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Auburn University at Montgomery. In 2008 she earned an Ed.D. in the Administration of Elementary and Secondary Schools from Auburn University.