Elon Alumnus receives 2016 Young Educator Award

Todd Wirt '98, superintendent of Orange County Schools and member of the Elon School of Education Advisory Board, received the award from the N.C. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Todd Wirt ’98 has been presented with the 2016 Oustanding Young Educator Award award by the N.C. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 

The Outstanding Young Educator Award is presented to an education professional who is 40 years old or younger and demonstrates exemplary commitment and exceptional contribution to the education profession. 

Howard “Todd” Wirt graduated from Elon in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education. He went on to earn a master’s degree in school administration from UNC-Greensboro in 2003 and an doctorate in education from Wingate University in 2011.

Wirt has taught middle school mathematics and science and served as assistant principal and principal at the middle and high school levels. He is currently the superintendent of Orange County School District, a role he has held since July 2015.

Wirt previously served as assistant superintendent for academics for the Wake County Public School System and as the executive director of Secondary Education, CTE, and ESL for the Mooresville Graded School District. He was recognized as North Carolina’s 2010 High School Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.