Year in and year out, there is one issue that Philadelphians continuously say is the city’s most problematic: Education.

We know there are young people in this city who are trying to change that.

Billy Penn has been showing off some of Philly’s most dynamic leaders under 40 for more than a year now through our Who’s Next feature, and now we’re looking to highlight some of the up-and-coming leaders in education across the city. You can view each of our monthly Who’s Next lists here.

The intent of Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” series, presented by the Knight Foundation, is to highlight some of the most dedicated young people working to shape our city every day. Our goal is to identify and track the next generation of leaders and influencers.

To nominate someone to be featured on Billy Penn‘s Who’s Next: Education list, fill out the form below — or send an email to with “Who’s Next: Education” in the subject line. Please submit nominations by April 6.

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Anna Orso was a reporter/curator at Billy Penn from 2014 to 2017.