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PASCD Wins the ASCD Area of Excellence Award in Influence and Policy     

PASCD was recently awarded the ASCD Area of Excellence Award in Influence and Policy. The award was presented by Dr. Gene Carter, ASCD Executive Director, at the ASCD Conference in Los Angeles, CA in March, 2014. Accepting the award is Dr. Mary A. Wolf, PASCD President, and Dr. Lori Stollar, PASCD President-Elect (pictured).

Pennsylvania ASCD was recognized as a leading organization for improving influence efforts across the state. The affiliate has increased visibility through the development of an influence/policy team, communicated legislative/policy issues with members, and increased advocacy partnerships with state level groups. This was achieved specifically through active participation with the following activities/committees/groups, led by Dr. Richard Nilsen, Executive Director and Dr. Dean Maynard, Influence Chairperson.

• Education Policy and Leadership Center

• PA Department of Education's Strategic Leadership Council

• PA State Board and State Senate Education Committee Meetings

• "Capital Steps" press conferences

• PA Arts Education Network Steering Committee

• PA Public TV (PCN), “Focus on Education"

• Middle Level Education (PAMLE) and Principal’s Association (PAESSP)

• Keystone Consortium of Educational Organization

These numerous statewide partnerships have positioned PASCD to become a well-known advocate for all students. Our work was honored with the EPLC Partnership Award last September in the capital of Harrisburg. We are honored to be recognized by ASCD for our increased statewide visibility and reliability and participation with influence activities.


Welcome Message From PASCD President Dr. Mary Wolf

Dr. Mary Wolf Welcome to Pennsylvania ASCD! Our Annual PASCD Conference, held in November at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, was another successful educational event! Highlights included a warm welcome from the Secretary of Education, Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq; and keynote sessions by Chris Lehmann and Dr. Connie Moss, who reminded us of the importance of connecting with students and setting learning targets for achievement.

The Conference Committee and Conference Chair, Bryan O’Black, are thanked for coordinating such a valuable educational experience for you. Please mark your calendars for next year’s conference, which will be held on November 23-25, 2014, at the Hershey Lodge!

As you know, Pennsylvania is faced with many educational challenges and celebrations. If you’re an educator who wants to "do more” to lead in these changing times, please consider becoming involved with the numerous PASCD committee and leadership roles. To do so, you may contact the webmaster or me at mwolf@clasd.net. Thank you for your interest in PASCD!

Dr. Mary A. Wolf, President
Pennsylvania ASCD