Emerging Leaders Class of 2010-2011

The 2010-11 Class of Emerging Leaders was selected from a competitive class of applicants based on their outstanding professional accomplishments. These young educational leaders exemplify the PDK tenets of leadership, research, and service. The PDK Emerging Leader program honors educators who are age 40 or younger when they are nominated for the award.

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Mona Abo-Zena

Research Associate, Tufts University
Adjunct Lecturer, Boston College
Quincy, MA
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Michelle Blanchard

First Grade Instructor
Louisiana State University Laboratory School
Prairieville, LA
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Kimber Bogard

Associate Director
Institute of Human Development and Social Change
New York University
Bronx, NY
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Sheron Brown

Director of Performance Improvement
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools
Laurel, MD
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Jozenia Colorado

Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
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Elizabeth Freeman

Director of Curriculum
Rochelle Township High School
Wonder Lake, IL
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Holly Hansen-Thomas

Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education/ESL
Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX
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David Harms

Social Studies Instructor, Penta Career Center
Adjunct Professor, Lourdes College
Walbridge, OH
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Jason Hartling

Northwestern High School
Towson, MD
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Teresa Hill

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Bloomington Public Schools
Bloomington, IL
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Shon Hocker

Big Horn County School District #1
Cowley, WY
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Jacqueline Kennedy

Director of Professional Development
Frisco Independent School District
Frisco, TX
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Melissa Lime

Instructional Literacy Coach
Pacetti Bay Middle School
Saint Augustine, FL
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Cathy Lorenz

Hancock Place High School
St. Louis, MO
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Helen Malone

Advanced Doctoral Candidate
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Annapolis, MD
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Thanh Truc Nguyen

Assistant Specialist
Curriculum Research & Development Group
College of Education
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
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Andrew Rikli

Director of Administrative Services and Principal
Sunset Hills Elementary School
Elkhorn, NE
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Michael Schrimpf

Head of Middle School
St. Louis Charter School
Hazelwood, MO
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Laura Thomas

Core Faculty, Department of Education
Director, Center for School Renewal
Antioch University New England
Keene, NH
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Claytisha Walden

Principal, Frederick Douglass Secondary School
Adjunct Professor, New Jersey City University
Brooklyn, NY
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