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April 1, 2011
Vol. 68
No. 7

ASCD Community in Action

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A New Leader for ASCD

Paul Healey took office as ASCD's new president at the association's 2011 Annual Conference this past March. Currently superintendent of the Bermudian Springs School District in York Springs, Pennsylvania, Healey has contributed to the education profession as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of education, elementary principal, and elementary teacher. Healey has also served as an adjunct professor, workshop presenter, and volunteer with several Pennsylvania agencies.
Healey replaces outgoing ASCD president Sara Magaña Shubel, superintendent of the East Grand Rapids Public School District in Michigan, and now immediate past president of ASCD. Debra Hill, the new president-elect, is an associate professor at Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois, and an education consultant. She also served as superintendent of West Northfield School District 31, Northbrook/Glenview, in Illinois.

ASCD Delivers!

If you're an ASCD member, ASCD Delivers, the association's newest resource, will be e-mailed to you monthly to keep you informed about your member benefits. Personalized to your membership, the resource will include convenient links to the current digital issue of Educational Leadership; all of your ASCD newsletters, such asEducation Update, Policy Priorities, andASCD Express; and member books. We will also highlight upcoming ASCD events, such as conferences and webinars, and remind you about key dates to mark on your calendar.

Vision in Action Winner Announced

Quest Early College High School in Humble, Texas, is the 2011 winner of ASCD's annual Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award. ASCD honored Quest at a community-based award ceremony for students, parents, and community members on March 8, 2011. The award recognizes schools that move beyond a narrow focus on academic achievement and take action for the whole child by creating learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world beyond formal schooling.
Quest was selected as ASCD's 2011 award winner because the school has taken specific steps to ensure that students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, and it has produced exceptional results. Many Quest students are the first in their family to attend college; 84 percent of current freshman at Quest have already earned college credit through an early college program. Quest also implements a community partnership program that includes required weekly service learning, internships, and social action to engage students and connect the school to the broader community. Students at Quest are supported through personalized, self-directed wellness plans and daily participation in "Family," the Quest advisory system.
For more information about the Vision in Action award, visitwww.ascd.org/wholechild.

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