Who’s Next

Call for nominations: Which young leaders should we showcase in ‘Who’s Next Education’?

We’re looking for outstanding educators under the age of 40 molding the next generation of Philadelphians.

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Over the past three years of Billy Penn’s Who’s Next series, we’ve highlighted more than 500 local trailblazers under the age of 40 lifting up Philadelphia through startups, policy, public service, housing, restaurants and many other fields.

For our next installment, we want to showcase up-and-coming education leaders who devote their time to improving the lives of youth across the city through teaching, mentorship, aid, counseling and advocacy.

In a school district beleaguered by low graduation rates, worrisome teacher retention issues and uncertain funding, these people are key and deserve recognition. We need your help to find the teachers, administrators, tutors and program organizers who value and exhibit the patience and enthusiasm required to better the city’s educational climate.

We’re talking about those who directly provide classroom instruction, but also people in various administration and management roles. These can include coaches, day care assistants, deans, after-school program aides, lunch monitors, advisors, resource development coordinators, school psychologists, nonprofit employees, youth care workers and more.

To nominate someone to be featured in Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: Education list, fill out the form below — or send an email to monica@billypenn.com with “Who’s Next” in the subject line.

Please submit nominations on or before Jan. 18.

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