Michael Elder is the Coordinator of the Division of Academic Innovation for Onslow County Schools. Ken Riddic wrote in his nomination letter, “Michael consistently delivers on-going quality professional development and focused assistance to meet the needs of the particular school, group of teachers, or individual teacher. When Michael’s name is mentioned, teachers routinely smile and convey experiences where he has made a difference in their classroom.”

This award recognizes a North Carolina K-16 education administrator who excels in fulfilling the mission of the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center.