Eugene Edwards, president of the local NAACP branch, shared high praise for the job Hildreth has done as an educational leader dating all the way back to his time as a teacher in the classroom.
“Dr. Hildreth has been an asset to the kids and community as a teacher, principal, and now as the superintendent,” said Edwards. “He has brought a lot of positive things to the students and made a big impact on many people in the community.”
Hildreth has been a part of Henry County Schools for 22 years. He has served as principal of Eagle’s Landing High School, assistant principal at Eagle’s Landing High School and Pate’s Creek Elementary School, and as a teacher at Eagle’s Landing High School. He was the assistant superintendent for administrative services before being named superintendent in 2011.
The local honor means a lot to Hildreth, and he is grateful for the partnership with one of the leading organizations in the county.
“The 2013 Education Award from the Henry County Branch of the NAACP is a tremendous honor,” said Hildreth. “The NAACP contributes significantly to the progress of Henry County, and this is a welcome recognition of the strong partnership between the NAACP and Henry County Schools.”
Edwards continued his praise of Hildreth’s job and added more to the reasoning behind bestowing the branch’s education honor upon the leader of the county’s largest employer.
“He’s moving the county forward through education and community involvement,” said Edwards.
The E2 Taskforce and leadership in partnering the schools with the entire community are of particular importance and weighed heavily in the minds of the selection committee.
“There’s a lot of community support for schools and he has helped with many important programs like the Economics and Education Taskforce,” said Edwards. “He’s done a tremendous job, and we look forward to that continuing in the years to come.”
Hildreth echoed sentiments regarding the future outlook by stating that he will continue building strong partnerships throughout Henry County like that with the NAACP.
“We look forward to our continuing work together as we help our students, schools, and community move onward and upward to even greater success,” said Hildreth.