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September 7, 2022

ASCD Welcomes 2022 Class of Emerging Leaders

    The ASCD Emerging Leaders program contains a diverse group of educators who have been in education for 5 to 15 years and who have made an impact as leaders in their schools, districts, and communities.
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      September 7, 2022
      Walter McKenzie, Senior Director for Constituent Services, 703-575-5617
      ARLINGTON, VA—ASCD is proud to welcome 21 exceptional educators into its 2022 class of Emerging Leaders.
      The ASCD Emerging Leaders program contains a diverse group of educators who have been in education for 5 to 15 years and who have made an impact as leaders in their schools, districts, and communities. Emerging leaders gain access to networking and learning opportunities and are prepared for future leadership roles, including opportunities within ASCD.
      "ASCD celebrates outstanding young leaders in education through its Emerging Leaders program," ASCD Senior Director for Constituent Services Walter McKenzie said. "Especially in these transformational times, supporting our next generation of leaders is critical to their success and the success of public education."
      ASCD introduces these educators as our 2022 class of emerging leaders:
      • Alexander Armani, PLC Coach for the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee
      • Christine Anderson, Curriculum Coordinator for Multilingual Learners, for the West Aurora School District 129 in Aurora, Illinois
      • Ryan Bell, Head of School for the Academy at Belle in Roanoke, Virginia
      • Isabel Bozada-Jones, Deeper Learning Coordinator for the Reynoldsburg City Schools in Columbus, Ohio
      • Ronnie Harvey, Administrative Director of Special Services and Alternative Programs for the Calcasieu Parish School Board in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
      • Marvi Khan, Community Educator for 3P Learning in Lahore, Pakistan
      • Erin Kirby, Lead Induction Coordinator for the Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee
      • Rama Ndiaye, Grade 3 Teacher for the International School of Dakar in Dakar, Senegal
      • Donna Neary, Newcomer ESOL Specialist for the Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee
      • Corrina Parsio, AP Biology, Anatomy & Physiology Educator for Somerville Public Schools in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
      • Brandon Ross, Principal for Newberry High School in Newberry, South Carolina
      • Shane Saeed, Instructional Coach for the St. Vrain Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado
      • Shellon Samuels-White, Lecturer for the Mico University College in Kingston, Jamaica
      • Carolyn Streets, English Language Arts Teacher for the New Haven Public Schools in New Haven, Connecticut
      • Apryl Taylor, Program Specialist for Secondary Social Studies for the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida
      • Edgar Torres, Principal for the Mapleton Public Schools in Denver, Colorado
      • Monika Vereb, Principal for the Fairfax County Public Schools in Herndon, Virginia
      • Angello Villarreal, Teacher of Spanish for Freehold Township High School in Bayville, New Jersey
      • Nayoung Weaver, Mathematics Teacher for the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore
      • Davina Williams, Elementary Science Program Specialist for the Portsmouth Public Schools in Portsmouth, Virginia
      • Nick Woolf, K-12 Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator for the Burlington School District in Winooski, Vermont
      Members of the new class are invited to participate in multiple opportunities, including invitation-only convenings, writing for ASCD publications, and leading groups in the ASCD Professional Learning Community. Emerging leaders are also able to explore several leadership pathways within ASCD and alumni from the program have become ASCD authors, faculty members and board members.
      For more information on ASCD's Emerging Leaders program, visit www.ascd.org/emerging-leaders.

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