November 18, 2016
Rockingham County Schools Board of Education Vice-Chair Amanda Bell was recognized for her work with the board when she was presented the Raleigh Dingman Award, on November 17, 2016, at the 2016 North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) held in Greensboro, NC.
The Raleigh Dingman Award is the highest honor bestowed on a North Carolina school board member each year. The award was established in 1981 to honor the memory of Dr. Raleigh Dingman, NCSBA’s first executive director. In 2002, legislation was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly that provides for the Raleigh Dingman Award winner to serve as an ex officio advisor to the State Board of Education and to attend meetings and participate in deliberations of the State Board. Mrs. Bell will also serve in this capacity.