In “Off Duty,” the Smithfield Herald asks community leaders about their interests – what they’re reading, what they’re listening to, what they’re watching.
Eddie Price is principal of South Johnston High School and the county’s Principal of the Year. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1986 and changed his mind a few times in college: first architecture, then law and finally teaching. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in English and began teaching at Clayton High School in 1992.
Price later taught at Richmond County High School and then South Brunswick High. He became assistant principal of Clayton Middle School after earning his master’s degree in school administration from N.C. State University in 2002. He became principal of South Johnston High in 2010 and is set to finish a doctorate at N.C. State next year.
Price is married to Kathy Price. The two met at a coaching clinic in Greensboro; he said she struck up a conversation with him about teaching English, and the relationship moved on from there. The couple have two sons and a daughter, all 10 or younger; two chihuahuas and an Italian Mastiff.
“We do not have any dull moments in our house,” he said.