Jeremy Koselak, director of the Palmer High School tutoring center, has been named a PDK Emerging Leader.
“I have dedicated my career to helping at-risk high school students earn high school credits and find direction for life after high school, “ Koselak said. “At our center, we have shifted from simply helping students survive high school to helping them become self-confident advocates for their own education.”
Koselak has written a book about the tutoring center and is promoting the model to other school districts through conferences and other outreach efforts.
“Our center shows that you can deliver personalized learning in a large urban high school without exhausting teacher resources,” he said.
PDK International, the education association that has recognized Koselak as an up-and-coming leader in the K-12 profession, will host Koselak and 25 other winners at a weekend networking event in Washington, D.C., in December. Attendees will meet with federal education policymakers and share best practices with each other.
The Emerging Leaders program identifies people under 40 who are standouts in the profession. PDK International represents nearly 30,000 professionals in K-12 education across the country. For more information on the 2013 Emerging Leaders, go to www.pdkemergingleaders.org.