The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels. ASCD is the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. To view the entire list of the 2013 emerging leaders, visit the Emerging Leaders Directory.
All emerging leaders are enrolled in the program for two years and may be paired with an ASCD mentor—a member of the ASCD Board of Directors, an ASCD affiliate leader, or another high-level contributor—who can provide support and guidance in their professional development. Emerging leaders are invited to attend ASCD's Leader to Leader Conference held annually in late July, where they have the opportunity to explore new ideas, resources, and best practices from ASCD leaders, presenters, and staff to further develop their leadership skills.
This year's class was invited to apply for this competitive program based on self-nominations and recommendations from past program participants, current ASCD members, and the greater education community. An advisory panel made up of ASCD staff, leaders, and current emerging leaders reviewed and selected this year's class.