Brady Honors Superintendent of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. (November 18, 2010) — Brady (, a company that provides energy systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, announced today Dr. Donald L. Martin, Jr., Winston-Salem/Forsyth superintendent, was the 2011 winner of the A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year Scholarship Award. Martin will serve as an adviser to the State Board of Education and be nominated for National Superintendent of the Year.

“These educational leaders represent the best of the best, but they also represent the 115 school superintendents who are responsible for leading the educational experience for more than 1 million boys and girls each day,” said Jim Brady, president of Brady.


This is the second year Brady has sponsored the award. Brady presented awards to Martin and 10 regional superintendent finalists during the North Carolina School Boards Association convention on November 16. During the ceremony, Brady commended the members of local boards of education and superintendents for their service, “You are constantly challenged by many demands and high expectations with increasingly tight budgets.  That challenge will continue for the foreseeable future.”


The regional finalists included:

  • Dr. Jeff A. Cox, Alleghany County Schools
  • Dr. Timothy J. Farley, Granville County Schools
  • Dr. Peter C. Gorman, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Dr. Darrin L. Hartness, Mount Airy Schools
  • L. Reeves McGlohon, Gaston County Schools
  • William Miller, Polk County Schools
  • Dr. Jeffrey C. Moss, Lee County Schools
  • Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Rockingham County Schools
  • Dr. Kathy T. Spencer, Onslow County Schools
  • Dr. Freddie E. Williamson, Hoke County Schools

Since 2005, the North Carolina Association of School Administrators and the North Carolina School Boards Association have partnered to honor a public school superintendent. The award was named after Dr. A. Craig Phillips, state superintendent of public instruction for 20 years.


About Brady:

Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Wilmington and Charlotte. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing nearly 300 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as responsible technical support. For more information, visit or call (800) 849-1915.