Jessica Herring, a 2010 graduate of the Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership (ASTL) graduate program at UCA, has been accepted into the internationally recognized Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program’s Class of 2015. Ms. Herring, currently a teacher at Benton Middle School in Benton, Arkansas, is one of only 75 educators in North America elected this year to join the more than 2000 educators worldwide who are passionately committed to the improvement of teaching and learning through educational technology. Herring is one of only three Apple Distinguished Educators in Arkansas.
The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with technology in and out of the classroom. More information on this group of innovative educators is available online at http://www.apple.com/education/ade.