Tony Wagner

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Nominee: Heidi Curry

Former teacher and principal, Dr. Tony Wagner is an educational theorist and activist who is engaging stakeholders to replace the antiquated status quo of factory-style schooling with “play, passion, and purpose” to develop the young innovators who can lead us into the future.  Through his roles as Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, educational advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, co-founder of Educators for Social Responsibility, and best-selling author and documentarian, he has influenced a radical shift in priorities for education in the 21st century and his principles are reaching the mainstream to open vast new possibilities.

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