ARLINGTON, Va.—Daniel J. Quinn, executive director at the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice in East Lansing, Mich., has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK International, a global association of education professionals.
The PDK Emerging Leader program recognizes top educators under age 40 from around the world for their leadership. A committee made up of PDK’s past Emerging Leaders selected the 22 honorees from a competitive field of applicants, based on their outstanding professional accomplishments.
In addition to being honored at an event in Washington, D.C., honorees also have the opportunity to be published by PDK, apply for grants, and participate in PDK initiatives.
“Honoring these young leaders is one of PDK’s most important initiatives,” said William J. Bushaw, PDK International’s executive director. “We know the future of education is in good hands with leaders like these making a difference in the lives of our students.”
Quinn also teaches economics and social studies to high school students in at Grosse Pointe North High School. He directed his school’s Federal Reserve Challenge team and served as head coach for the boys cross country and track and field programs for more than 10 years.
“I am passionate about education research and advocating for research-based change in schools,” Quinn said.
Quinn is a member of PDK International and served on the Board of Directors for the National Education Association.
For more information on PDK’s 2012-2013 Class of Emerging Leaders, go to www.pdkemergingleaders.org.
Founded in 1906, PDK International is a global association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to support education, particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy.