The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) recently named Felix Yerace (DPLS doctoral candidate) a 2015 Emerging Leader in Education, one of only 46 educators, from the US and two foreign countries, named in the class of 2015. All Emerging Leaders are enrolled in the program for two years and will participate in shaping education policy, advocating for the whole child, and exploring multiple ASCD leadership pathways. Throughout the program, Emerging Leaders will have the opportunity to serve on ASCD committees, host networking events for educators, and contribute to ASCD publications such as Educational Leadership® magazine and the Inservice blog. Aside from working on his dissertation proposal, Felix teaches high school social studies and civics at South Fayette Township School District in McDonald, PA. Additionally, Mr. Yerace is one of 30 high school teachers from across the US selected by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) for their Korean Fellowship program. He will be traveling to South Korea in August and will be working on designing curriculum dealing with Korea. With this one-week study program for secondary social studies teachers, Felix will experience South Korea through a combination of academic study and travel. He will study the Korean War and the years since the war as he tours the country to gain a better understanding of Korean culture. If you are so inclined, you can tweet Felix at his Twitter account: @FelixYerace
Nice work, Felix! Congratulations on both counts!!