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Alexandria, VA (05/29/2013)—ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels. ASCD is the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. To view the entire list of the 2013 emerging leaders, visit the Emerging Leaders Directory.
All emerging leaders are enrolled in the program for two years and may be paired with an ASCD mentor—a member of the ASCD Board of Directors, an ASCD affiliate leader, or another high-level contributor—who can provide support and guidance in their professional development. Emerging leaders are invited to attend ASCD's Leader to Leader Conference held annually in late July, where they have the opportunity to explore new ideas, resources, and best practices from ASCD leaders, presenters, and staff to further develop their leadership skills.
This year's class was invited to apply for this competitive program based on self-nominations and recommendations from past program participants, current ASCD members, and the greater education community. An advisory panel made up of ASCD staff, leaders, and current emerging leaders reviewed and selected this year's class.
"Each year, we sort through a multitude of applicants to pick the most promising leaders in education to represent ASCD," said Executive Director and CEO Dr. Gene R. Carter. "This year's class has raised the standard of excellence yet again. We look forward to working with them to build and develop the skills needed to continually improve our profession."
Throughout their participation in the program, emerging leaders have the opportunity to pursue various leadership pathways—such as serving on committees, hosting networking events for educators, advocating for sound education policy, and contributing to ASCD publications like Educational Leadership—that not only match leaders' current strengths but also empower continued growth.
Emerging leaders have typically been in the profession between 5 and 15 years, have a marked interest in making a positive contribution to education policy and practice, and have invested in professional growth opportunities aimed at improving student outcomes. The 2013 Emerging Leaders Class is both professionally and regionally diverse, ranging from technology specialists to academic services administrators, hailing from across the globe and educating students from Brazil to Windham, N.H.
For more information on ASCD's Emerging Leaders program or to learn more about ASCD's other programs, products, services, or membership, visit www.ascd.org.
Katie Test, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5608 or by e-mail.
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