Emerging Leaders Class of 2011-2012

PDK congratulates the 2011–2012 Class of Emerging Leaders. These young leaders in education were selected from a competitive field of applicants on the basis of their outstanding professional accomplishments. Their careers 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.

Thomas Acampora Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Thomas Acampora

Organizational Facilitator
Talent Development, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Thomas Acampora press release

Daphne R. Chandler Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Daphne R. Chandler

Dual Role Diagnostician and School Psychologist
Richardson Independent School District
Richardson, TX
Daphne R. Chandler press release

Jennifer Cuddapah Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Jennifer Cuddapah

Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Preparation
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Jennifer Cuddapah press release

Neelie Dobbins Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Neelie Dobbins

Assistant Professor of Education
College of Education
Southern Arkansas University
Magnolia, AR
Neelie Dobbins press release

Rebecca Grant Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Rebecca Grant

Director of School Turnaround
Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO
Rebecca Grant press release

Malik S. Henfield Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Malik S. Henfield

Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Malik S. Henfield press release
Crystal Jensen Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader
Photo: Jay Roberts

Crystal Jensen

Learning Technologies Consultant and Doctoral Student
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Crystal Jensen press release
Ildiko Ilona Laczko-Kerr Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Ildiko Ilona Laczko-Kerr

Vice President
Arizona Charter Schools Association
Phoenix, AZ
Ildiko Ilona Laczko-Kerr press release

Christine Love-Thompson Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Christine Love-Thompson

Fifth Grade Teacher
Guild Elementary School
Sumner County Schools
Gallatin, TN
Christine Love-Thompson press release

Sophia S.L. Marshall Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Sophia S.L. Marshall

Teacher Education Preparation Program Director
Hinds Community College—Utica
Edwards, MS
Sophia S.L. Marshall press release

Mark McCall Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Mark McCall

Associate Director, BEST Professional Development
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ
Mark McCall press release

Matthew Nelson Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Matthew Nelson

Instructional Supervisor for Language Arts and Theatre Arts and
District Coordinator for AP and IB Programs
Shelby County Schools
Memphis, TN
Matthew Nelson press release

Jessica Rivera-Mueller Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Jessica Rivera-Mueller

Teaching Assistant and Doctoral Student
Department of English
University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
Jessica Rivera press release

Jimmy Scherrer Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Jimmy Scherrer

Supervisor of Assessment and Accountability
Santa Clara County Office of Education
San Jose, CA
Jimmy Scherrer press release

Jessica Shiller Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Jessica Shiller

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
Towson University
Baltimore, MD
Jessica Shiller press release

Raquel L. Square Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Raquel L. Square

Bains Lower Elementary School
West Feliciana Parish School System
St. Francisville, LA
Raquel L. Square press release

Jennifer Wagner Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Jennifer Wagner

Instructor and Research Assistant
Eugene T. Moore School of Education
Clemson University
Williamston, SC
Jennifer Wagner press release

Amy Williamson Photo, 2011 Emerging Leader

Amy Williamson

Assistant Professor and Program Advisor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX
Amy Williamson press release