In recognition of her contributions to promoting student-centered opportunities for all students, Education Reimagined has awarded KnowledgeWorks CEO Judy Peppler with a “Visionary Leadership Award.” Peppler was recognized at Education Reimagined’s April advisory board meeting alongside Johnny Veselka, executive director of Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).
Education Reimagined established the award to honor and recognize the impact and positive contributions of leaders who have furthered the movement for learner-centered education. Presented by Education Reimagined’s Executive Director Kelly Young, the organization thanked Peppler for her “relentless focus on student-centered and equity-focused decision making, support for educators and communities across the country and commitment to lasting impact through partnership.”
An initiative of Convergence, Education Reimagined is dedicated to accelerating the growth and impact of the learner-centered education movement across the country. Through their collective efforts, Education Reimagined amplifies the possibility of learner-centered education, identifies individuals who believe in learner-centered education, and works to grow a community of allies that collaborate and advocate for learner-centered practices together.
Peppler, a founding advisory board member of Education Reimagined, has led KnowledgeWorks as CEO since 2013 and is scheduled to retire this summer. Under her leadership, KnowledgeWorks expanded its efforts to promote and support the development of student-centered, personalized learning opportunities for students across the country.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” said Peppler. “The collaborative conversations and partnerships through Education Reimagined have helped me discover more ways to advance learner-centered opportunities for the students, educators and communities we work with.”
— Education Reimagined (@EdReimagined) April 26, 2018
KnowledgeWorks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing personalized learning that empowers all students to take ownership of their success.
With more than 50 professionals working in 11 states, KnowledgeWorks is uniquely positioned to transform cradle to career education because we’re the only organization that simultaneously engages in strategic forecasting, governmental advocacy and working directly with schools. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve been passionate about collaborating to create a system-wide approach that grows and sustains student-centered practices – all to equip learners for career and life success.
Through customized professional development, in-depth research such as forecasts on the future of learning and federal education policy guidance and state-level ESSA implementation support, KnowledgeWorks has created opportunities for more than 135,000 students in 20 states through competency-based learning and early college. www.knowledgeworks.org