Local Leader

x_local_emerging1Del Sur resident and Design39Campus founding teacher Megan Power has been selected for two prestigious awards in the education community. Megan has been named one of 50 top educators in the 2016 class of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Emerging Leaders program. She has also been awarded the Fellowship to Learning Experience Designer by the Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes.

Megan has been in education for 14 years, serving on leadership teams, opening two new schools, and teaching and supporting other teachers through professional development. She is passionate about connecting with stakeholders in education to further make changes in how students experience learning. She has won several Teacher of the Year awards, speaks at national and international conferences, and also sits on the Intel Education Board of Academic Advisors, working with companies to give feedback on their educational technology products.

Educators selected for ASCD’s Emerging Leaders program have been in the education profession for 5 to 15 years; demonstrate a passion for learning, teaching, and leading; come from a diverse range of positions, locations, cultural backgrounds, and perspectives; hold promise as leaders; and are committed to ASCD’s beliefs and to pursuing leadership opportunities.

The LMC Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning or who have the potential for this distinction. LMC selects exemplary teachers from across America and Europe, drawn from a variety of disciplines, to collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.

To learn more visit www.ascd.org and www.lowellmilkencenter.org.