Former NCHSAA Board of Directors member and President during the 2003-04 academic year, Ed Sadler, passed away last week at age 71. Sadler spent 38 years in education with Gaston County Schools. His career saw him work in all aspects of education from the classroom to the Superintendent's chair, where he was known for his passion to help kids.
He was Gaston County's first African-American Superintendent when he took the position in 1995. He held that position until his retirement in 2006. Along the way Sadler accumulated numerous awards, including being named to the NCHSAA's "100 Administrators to Remember" list in 2013 for the Centennial Celebration of the Association. He was named Principal of the Year in Gaston County while at Ashbrook in the 1980's and was the State Superintendent of the Year in 2003.
Read more about Dr. Sadler's life and career in the Gaston Gazette article detailing his passing here.