Lewis Ferebee and Brian Clarida were named to the Business Journal's annual list
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Created: 3/3/2010 4:23:26 PM
The Business Journal recognized two Guilford County
Schools (GCS) administrators as top leaders in the Piedmont Triad on
Friday. Lewis Ferebee, Enrichment Region superintendent, and Brian
Clarida, principal of Sumner Elementary, were named to the newspaper's
annual 40 Under Forty list.
The two were recognized in a special February 27 edition of the Business Journal.
Ferebee graduated from North Carolina Central
University in 1997 and began his career in education teaching at the
elementary level for Newport News Public Schools in Virginia. He became
an assistant principal in Granville County Schools before joining GCS in
2001. He has served as principal of Fairview Elementary and Hairston
Middle. He also served as an instructional improvement officer, leading
and managing a division of 13 schools.
Ferebee earned his master's degree from The George
Washington University. In 2009, he completed his Doctorate of Education
in educational administration and supervision from East Carolina
Prior to joining GCS in 2006, Clarida served as
principal of Lawsonville Avenue Elementary in Reidsville. He began his
career as a middle school teacher in 1998.
Clarida received his bachelor's degree in 1997 from
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and went on
to earn a Master of Science degree from the university. He earned a
Master of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro
in 2002. In 2005, he earned his Doctorate of Education from Nova
Every year, the Business Journal honors 40 Triad men
and women who are leaders in their respective organizations. Honorees,
all of whom are between the age of 21 and 40, have shown significant
career achievements in 2009 and had substantial community involvement
outside their day-to-day job.