SC State Professor Named 2019 Emerging Leader


Dr. Rashad Anderson

Dr. Rashad Anderson, assistant professor of teacher education and campus director of the Call Me MISTER Program, has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Anderson is among 25 educators from across the country to be included in the association’s 2019 class of Emerging Leaders, which recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy and practice on both local and national levels.

Following the nomination process, this year’s leaders were chosen by an advisory panel composed of association staff, education thought leaders and Emerging Leaders alumni. The group of 25 top educators includes professors, administrators, teachers and other learning specialists.

“I am both surprised and honored to be awarded this invaluable platform and opportunity to use my voice to influence key practices and policies in the education profession. I look forward to collaborating with some of the best educators from across the country,” said Anderson.

“The 2019 class of Emerging Leaders joins a powerful community of educators who are leading the field of education,” said Ronn Nozoe, the association’s chief executive officer. “ASCD’s Emerging Leader program is a one-of-a-kind achievement that offers a powerful stepping stone for greater leadership opportunities and influence in schools across the country and around the world.”

All emerging leaders are enrolled in the program for two years to help shape education policy and explore multiple association leadership pathways. Some alumni from the program have become authors for the association, while others have become its faculty or board members.

The full list of the 2019 class of Emerging Leaders is available at:

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