Oregon High School teacher named 2015 Emerging Leader

Staff Report

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) announced earlier this week that Oregon High School Spanish teacher Kim Radostits has been selected as a 2015 Emerging Leader.

Radostits is one of only 46 teachers in the United States to be awarded this distinction.

The Emerging Leaders Program through ASCD recognizes educators across the country for their efforts and commitment to innovative teaching methods and prepares them to influence education programs, policy and practice throughout their careers.

“We truly appreciate Ms. Radostits’ passion for education and passing on her extensive knowledge to our students in a way that will impact them for the rest of their lives,” said Oregon Community Unit School District Superintendent Tom Mahoney.

To qualify for the Emerging Leaders Program, educators must have 5 to 15 years of teaching experience, demonstrate a passion for teaching, learning and leadership and display a broad range of diversity in their work, location, cultural background and perspective.

Emerging Leaders are enrolled in the program for two years and participate in the advancement of contemporary educational methods, programs and policies.

Ms. Radostits is one of the most truly dedicated, hardworking teachers that I’ve ever worked with in my 27 in education. Her dedication and her commitment to see that her kids perform well in their courses is remarkableI’ve rarely seen anyone better at that than she is,” said Oregon High School principal Andrew Nelson. “I’m very, very glad that she teaches at Oregon High School.”

Radostits and the rest of the 2015 Emerging Leaders will have the opportunity to serve as ASCD leaders after completing the program.

For more information on ASCD’s Emerging Leaders program, visit ascd.org/emergingleaders.

To learn about ASCD’s other programs, products, services or membership opportunities, visit ascd.org.

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