Leading national education nonprofit ASCD selected Matthew Nelson, a curriculum specialist in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Shelby County Schools for its 2011 class of Emerging Leaders.
The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels.
"I'm honored to be a part of ASCD's Emerging Leaders program, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to grow as a professional," said Nelson. "I believe this program will help me become a more effective educator and I am anxious to work with other leaders from around the nation who are dedicated to educational best practices."
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