Emerging Leaders Class of 2013-2014

PDK congratulates the 2013–2014 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. They are innovators, thought leaders, problem solvers, and change agents moving the field of education forward. The PDK Emerging Leader program honors educators who are age 40 or younger when they are nominated for the award.

LaTricea Adams Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

LaTricea Adams

Assessment and Data Specialist
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
Washington, D.C.
LaTricea Adams press release

Philip M. Brown Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Philip M. Brown

North Oconee High School
Bogart, Georgia
Philip M. Brown press release

Jerry R. Burkett Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Jerry R. Burkett

Director of College and Career Readiness
Grand Prairie ISD
Grand Prairie, Texas
Jerry R. Burkett press release

Anitra E. Butler Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Anitra E. Butler

Towson University
Towson, Maryland
Anitra E. Butler press release

Jeffrey Paul Carpenter Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Jeffrey Paul Carpenter

Assistant Professor
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
Jeffrey Paul Carpenter press release

Colleen E. Carroll Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Colleen E. Carroll

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel
Tarrytown Union Free School District
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Colleen E. Carroll press release

Dorinda Carter Andrews Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Dorinda Carter Andrews

Associate Professor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Dorinda Carter Andrews press release

Rebecca E. Cheung Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Rebecca E. Cheung

Academic Coordinator, Principal Leadership Institute
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Rebecca E. Cheung press release

Emily L. Davis Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Emily L. Davis

Lead Program Consultant
New Teacher Center and the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project
Santa Cruz, California
Emily L. Davis press release

Danielle V. Dennis Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Danielle V. Dennis

Associate Professor
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Danielle V. Dennis press release

Noelle M. Ellerson Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Noelle M. Ellerson

Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
American Association of School Administrators
Alexandria, Virginia
Noelle M. Ellerson press release

Natalie S. Immings Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Natalie S. Immings

North Oldham High School
Goshen, Kentucky
Natalie S. Immings press release

Jovan Jacobs Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Jovan Jacobs

Special Education Local Education Area Director
Compton Unified School District
Compton, California
Jovan Jacobs press release

Jeremy Koselak Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Jeremy Koselak

Director, Tutoring Center
Palmer High School
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jeremy Koselak press release

Raffaele A. LaForgia Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Raffaele A. LaForgia

Green Street School
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Raffaele A. LaForgia press release

Andrea Lappin-Roth Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Andrea Lappin-Roth

Teacher and Elementary Summer School Director
Grosse Pointe Public School System
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Andrea Lappin-Roth press release

Rodney S. Lewis Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Rodney S. Lewis

Griffith Elementary School
Ferguson, Missouri
Rodney S. Lewis press release

Chris McGee Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Chris McGee

Curriculum Coordinator
Webster Groves School District
St. Louis, Missouri
Chris McGee press release

Isabel Morales Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Isabel Morales

Los Angeles High School of the Arts
Los Angeles, California
Isabel Morales press release

Natalie A. Morales Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Natalie A. Morales

Newburgh Free Academy
Newburgh, New York
Natalie A. Morales press release

Rurik Nackerud Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Rurik Nackerud

Instructor and Graduate Research Assistant
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
Rurik Nackerud press release

Michael T. Ndemanu Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Michael T. Ndemanu

Assistant Professor
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, Indiana
Michael T. Ndemanu press release

Angela Schoenbeck Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Angela Schoenbeck

Director of Literacy
Community Schools of Frankfort
Frankfort, Indiana
Angela Schoenbeck press release

George Sirrakos Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

George Sirrakos

Associate Professor
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
George Sirrakos press release

Mary Amanda Stewart Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Mary Amanda Stewart

Assistant Professor
Texas Woman’s University
Denton, Texas
Mary Amanda Stewart press release

Steven Weber Photo, 2013 Emerging Leader

Steven Weber

Hillsborough Elementary School
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Steven Weber press release