Dr. Neil Pedersen, superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools, is in the running for a state education leadership award.
The Public School Forum, an education policy group, said Friday that Pedersen is one of three finalists for the annual Jay Robinson Leadership Award.
The award is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to education. It is named after the late Jay Robinson, who served as superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, as a vice president of the UNC system, and as chairman of the state Board of Education.
The recipient of the award will be announced on June 8th. The other finalists are Dr. Dudley Flood, an education consultant, and Dr. Shirley Prince, superintendent of the Scotland County schools.