Jared Wastler, assistant principal at Liberty High School, has been nominated for honors in the category of High School Principal at the 2015 Annual Bammy Awards. Presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, the Bammy Award is a cross-discipline award recognizing the contributions of educators from across the education field.
In his role as assistant principal at Liberty High School, Wastler has worked to facilitate a culture of innovation and collaboration within the school community. He has overseen the implementation of a personalized professional learning program, the creation of a digital learning environment, and the launch of a series of web portals and social media outreach efforts. Wastler is also active in professional learning, presenting nationally and moderating two weekly Twitter chats for educators and school leaders.
“Jared is an amazingly dynamic individual,” said Tom Murray, State and District Digital Learning Policy and Advocacy Director for the Alliance for Excellent Education. “His work has impacted all of Maryland and he's been a leader state-wide. He is one to truly empower the people he works with and does whatever is needed to support the children he serves.”
Honorees will be announced at a red-carpet event in Washington, D.C. on September 26, 2015. The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences includes leading educators, education professors, journalists, editors, researchers, commentators, advocates, activists, visionaries and pioneers.
In addition to recognizing the contributions of educators, the Bammy Awards program aims to encourage collaboration in and across the various domains, elevate education and education successes in the public eye, and raise the profile and voices of the many people who are making a difference in the field.
The Bammy Awards is organized by BAM Radio Network, which produces education radio shows for the nation's leading education associations.