B.S., Bridgewater College
M.S. Ed., Shenandoah University
Mr. Al Price comes to R-MA with a wealth of knowledge and experience from 30 years of service in the public school system. He started working for R-MA in July of 2013.
Mr. Price was born in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the small town of Peckville, on the outskirts of Scranton. His family moved to Newark, Delaware in 1966. He attended Newark High School and was a standout football and baseball player, earning all-state honors as a linebacker in football. Upon graduation Mr. Price spent a year at Fork Union Military Academy where he continued his athletics and college prep program. Bridgewater College was the next stop where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and played four years of football and baseball.
Mr. Price soon began teaching and coaching in nearby Shenandoah County, Virginia. “I got into education through my love for athletics and coaching,” he explained. “Great coaching is nothing more than great teaching. Once I was involved in the education process I knew it is what I wanted to do.”
He remained with the Shenandoah County school system for most of the next 30 years. Along the way he earned a Masters Degree from Shenandoah University in Educational Administration and Supervision, and gained experience as a teacher, coach, building administrator and finally as a central office administrator.
Upon retiring from the public school system, Mr. Price joined the R-MA family as the Student Development Supervisor and is now the Assistant to the Commandant. He said he is truly enjoying the atmosphere. “R-MA is small enough to enable relationships to be built and fostered over a student's career,” he said. “Having some additional freedoms by being a private school enhances the creativity by teachers, as well as, the overall efficiency of a college prep education.”
Mr. Price met his wife, Christina, of 35 years at Bridgewater. They have four grown children, all of whom are Virginia Tech graduates.