LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced the presenters for the third annual Bammy Awards honoring the contributions of educators in 26 categories across the field. Presenters announced today include Gary Knell, CEO of National Geographic; Governor Bob Wise of the Alliance for Excellent Education; Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Tom de Boor and Darren Cambridge, organizers of the Connected Educator initiative started by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012; Mark Nieker, CEO of the Pearson Foundation; Angela Maiers, founder of Choose2Matter; Otha Thornton, president of the National PTA; Donna Mazyck, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses; G.A. Buie, president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals; Eric Sheninger, senior fellow, Scholastic; and Kristen Swanson, co-founder of Ed Camp Foundation.
The 2014 Bammy Awards will be held at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center in Washington, DC on September 27th.
This year's awards will include special presentations to Timothy P. Shriver, Sir Ken Robinson, Jon Bergmann, Aaron Sams and Rafe Esquith. The Bammy EdTech Awards for the best in education technology will also be presented, and the event will close with a special Bammy Award honoring an extraordinary student.
"Watching the pace, scale and quality of collaborations taking place across the education village is very exciting. Recognition that it takes a village to educate children is growing, and we're seeing formally siloed sectors of the education community building bridges to each other. This is the good news about what's happening in American education and around the world, and the Bammy Awards are here to celebrate those who are making it happen every day," said Errol St.Clair Smith, Bammy Awards executive producer.
Modeled on the broad scope of the Oscars, Grammys and Emmys, the Bammy Awards were created to be a cross-discipline honor celebrating the entire education village.
About the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences
The Academy is comprised of over 300 prominent education leaders including Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University; Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education; Dr. Timothy Shriver, CEO of the Special Olympics and directors from ISTE, NAESP, AASA, PTA, NEA, AFT, NASN, ASBO and NASSP. To learn more about the Bammy Awards, go to http://www.bammyawards.org or call Jeannette Bernstein at 818-539-5971.
SOURCE Academy of Education Arts and Sciences