AACTE Recognizes Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity President with 2023 Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education
AACTE today announced that Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity President and CEO Cassandra P. Herring is the recipient of the 2023 AACTE Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education. Herring will be recognized formally with the award during AACTE’s 75th Annual Meeting on Feb. 24-26 in Indianapolis.
The Pomeroy Award recognizes contributions through either distinguished service to the teacher education community or the development and promotion of outstanding practices in teacher education at the collegiate, state, or national level. The award is given in honor of former AACTE Executive Director Edward C. Pomeroy.
Herring is the president, CEO, and founder of Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED), a professional services organization dedicated to maximizing programming and driving innovation in preparing highly effective diverse educators for all learners. Under Herring’s leadership, in 2018, BranchED launched the National Teacher Preparation Transformation Center. Through participation in the three-year program, colleges, and universities join a unique community of practice where each institution’s faculty and their respective school district partners can access enhanced resources and professional development, network with others, share data, and learn from each other to move forward with sustainability and innovation. The larger goals of BranchED’s Transformation Center include diversifying the teaching profession and intentionally addressing critical issues of educational equity for all students.
“I look forward to honoring Dr. Herring for her exceptional contributions to advancing educational equity for all students at the Awards Forum during our 75th Annual Meeting,” said Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE president and chief executive officer. “Under Dr. Herring’s leadership, BranchED created the National Teacher Preparation Transformation Center to promote community partnerships with colleges and universities to diversify the teaching profession and improve outcomes for all students.”