Education Pioneers Recognizes 10 EPic Alumni Who are Transforming Education and Eligible for $15,000 in Awards

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Honorees, who lead and contribute to critical work on behalf of public school students across the country, will be showcased at Education Pioneers' National Conference in November. One honoree will be awarded the Scott Morgan Award and a $10,000 prize, two runners-up will each receive $2,500.

Education Pioneers' 10 EPic Alumni

Education Pioneers is thrilled to honor ten of our Alumni who are making a difference in advancing educational equity and opportunity,” said Gale Mondry, Board Chair for Education Pioneers.

Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit that recruits professionals with diverse skills and backgrounds into non-teaching leadership positions throughout K-12 public education, announced today the selection of 10 EPic Alumni who lead or contribute to work that is advancing equity and opportunity for underserved students.

From the 10 EPic Alumni, the individual who demonstrates the most remarkable change for underserved students will receive the Scott Morgan Award and a $10,000 prize. Two runners-up will receive $2,500 each. All prize money will go to advance critical initiatives in the winners’ organizations, or to support their own leadership development to increase opportunity and equity for underserved students.

The winner of the $10,000 Scott Morgan Award and the two runners-up will be announced at Education Pioneers’ National Conference, November 15-16, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Education Pioneers will also showcase the work and impact of all 10 EPic Alumni.

“There are so many talented, dedicated leaders working hard every day to support students, teachers, families, and communities. Education Pioneers is thrilled to honor ten of our Alumni who are making a difference in advancing educational equity and opportunity,” said Gale Mondry, Board Chair for Education Pioneers. The Education Pioneers board of directors created the Scott Morgan Award in 2013 in honor of the organization’s 10-year anniversary and the organization’s Founder and CEO, Scott Morgan.

Education Pioneers’ 10 EPic Alumni lead and contribute to critical work at all levels on behalf of public school students across the country. They are:

  • Eduardo Briceño (2006 EP Fellow), Co-Founder and CEO, Mindset Works
  • Eldrin Deas (2013 EP Fellow), Education Consultant
  • Adrian J. (AJ) DeLeon (2013 EP Fellow), Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, CSC Consulting Group
  • Christine Green (2006 EP Fellow), General Counsel, Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Anjelica Hardin Hall (2014 EP Fellow), Managing Director, Partnerships and Programs, Tennessee Charter School Center
  • William Jackson (2013 EP Fellow), Chief Dreamer, Village of Wisdom
  • Brian Pick (2007 EP Fellow), Chief of Teaching and Learning, DC Public Schools
  • Robert Sepeda (2012 EP Fellow), Communications Manager, Data and Outreach, Families Empowered
  • Andy Shin (2008 EP Fellow), Executive Director, Breakthrough San Francisco
  • Nicole Young (2013 EP Fellow), Executive Director, Bard Early College in New Orleans

To see profiles of all EPic Alumni semifinalists and finalists, visit: http://www.educationpioneers.org/national-conference/agenda/EPicAlumni/meet-our-epic-alumni

All Education Pioneers alumni currently working in public education at any level were eligible to be considered for EPic Alumni recognition and the Scott Morgan Award. In addition to assessing alumni applicants’ work and impact on underserved students, Education Pioneers assessed how applicants work, including how they reflect Education Pioneers’ core values, including courage, optimism, collaboration, action, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

To date, more than 3,000 leaders have completed the Education Pioneers Fellowship, where they worked with school districts, charter schools and other organizations that support public education to help solve problems from outside of the classroom so students and teachers succeed in the classroom.

For more information about EPic Alumni and the Scott Morgan Award, visit: http://www.educationpioneers.org/national-conference/agenda/EPicAlumni

For more information about Education Pioneers National Conference, visit:
http://www.educationpioneers.org/national-conference

About Education Pioneers

Since 2003, Education Pioneers has recruited professionals with diverse skills and backgrounds to solve problems from outside of the classroom, so students and teachers succeed in the classroom. Education Pioneers has recruited and trained more than 3,000 leaders in partnership with more than 200 education organizations in 20 cities nationwide.

Of the organization’s alumni in the workforce, more than 70 percent serve in education and lead or contribute to work that impacts more than 3.5 million public school students – most of whom are students of color and come from underserved areas. Find out more about where Education Pioneers’ leaders work and their impact here: http://www.educationpioneers.org/our-impact.

More information about Education Pioneers can be found at http://www.educationpioneers.org.

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