Local Teachers Recognized Internationally as ‘Emerging Leaders’
Rebecca Hite of Chapel Hill and Derrick Jordan of Pittsboro are among 25 educators from around the world to make up the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class, selected by ASCD, a global provider of programs, products and services for educators.
Hite, an Albert Einstein Educator Distinguished Fellow and science and geography teacher at Carrboro High School, has a strong interest in promoting science/technology/engineering/mathematical (STEM) education. Jordan, assistant superintendent for academic services and instructional support at Chatham County, is focused on improving professional development opportunities for teachers.
The Emerging Leader Program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy and practice on local and national levels. To apply, candidates are either recommended by past program participants or current ASCD members, or are self-nominated. ASCD's selection panel uses a rubric focused on program goals to make final selections. Learn more at ascd.org.