CCPS Principal Shaddix honored as State Administrator of the Year

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Cullman City Primary School Principal Elizabeth Shaddix, center, has been awarded the prestigious Chiquita Marbury Award for School Administrator of the Year, sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education. (Cullman City Schools)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) Principal Elizabeth Shaddix has been awarded the prestigious Chiquita Marbury Award for School Administrator of the Year, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education.

Presented annually at the Alabama Educational Technology Conference, the award honors Chiquita Marbury’s legacy as a pioneering technology innovator in Alabama by recognizing educators who exemplify excellence in technology teaching and leadership. Recipients are judged on Innovation and Creativity, Impact on Teaching and Learning, Leadership, Teamwork and Scholarship.

“I am incredibly grateful to have received the Chiquita Marbury Award. It is truly humbling, and I want to express my heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Anna Anderson, who has made the STEM program a reality for our kindergarten through second grade students,” Shaddix said. “I am excited about the future of this program as we extend the STEM initiative into our art classes this year. Mrs. (Amanda) Stidham and Mrs. Anderson are working together to ensure our STEM program is outstanding for our students. This initiative is part of our district’s strategic commitment to increasing STEM-related opportunities for students to think critically and prepare them for the world ahead. It is exciting to celebrate the many wonderful things that go on at CCPS daily.”

Shaddix was nominated for the award in large part for her commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives at the primary school level at CCPS, which has been a large priority across the K-12 level at every school in the district.

“I was honored to nominate Mrs. Shaddix for this award because of her unwavering support and profound influence in developing our STEM program,” CCPS STEM teacher Anna Anderson said. “Her dedication to empowering students and teachers through innovative methods and real-world applications truly embodies the spirit of this award. We are incredibly proud of her well-deserved recognition.”