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ASCD Empowers a New Cadre of Education Leaders

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OYEA Program

Now in its 10th year, the prestigious Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) program recognizes educators under the age of 40 for making a positive difference in the lives of students by ensuring that they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Arkansas superintendent Matt McClure received the recognition for his work to tackle the challenges of a rural school district and institute an effective school turnaround program. California dual-language immersion teacher Liliana Aguas was honored for promoting a sense of community that translated into cooperative learning and rich intellectual challenges for all students.

Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders are accomplished educators who have been in the profession 5–15 years and demonstrate a passion for teaching, learning, and leadership.

Educators join the two-year program to build their leadership capacity, and they emerge with the skills and tools necessary to influence education programs, policy, and practice on local and national levels.

In 2012, 26 educators were selected for the program; 36 entered their 2nd year. Together they represent Canada, 27 U.S. States, District of Columbia, Argentina and Hong Kong.

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The superintendent and principal of Byrne Creek Secondary School discuss the award and what it has meant to the staff and community.
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ASCD Empowers a New Cadre of Education Leaders

Three programs—Outstanding Young Educator Award, Emerging Leaders, and Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award—empower education leaders at all levels.

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