Dodgen Principal named "Distinguished School Administrator" for 2024

Principal holding award

The Georgia Library Media Association, GLMA named Dr. Patricia Alford the 2024 Distinguished School Administrator.  

The Distinguished School Administrator Award honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of a school library media program and to advancing the role of the school library media specialist in the educational program.


The purpose of the GLMA Distinguished School Administrator Award is:


  • To honor those administrators outside the library profession who, through individual leadership and sustained effort, have made worthy contributions to the operations of effective school library services and to advancing the role of the school library services in the educational program.

  • To recognize the responsible and influential role of those administrators outside the school library department in developing successful school library programs.

  • To stimulate planning, implementing, and support of the library services which are essential to a meaningful educational program.



  • The nominee must be a building principal or superintendent (district, county, or state) that is currently in an administrative role and does not work in a library media department.

  • The nominee may also be a district administrator responsible for broad instructional leadership, such as an assistant superintendent, director of curriculum and instruction, or a director of elementary and/or secondary education, provided they are not working in a library media department.

  • Previous recipients of this award may not apply for 5 years after being honored.

  • Current GLMA Distinguished Administrator Awards Committee members are not eligible for the Distinguished Administrator Award

Read more here https://www.glma-inc.org/distinguished-school-administrator