De’Shawn Washington is the 2024 MA Teacher of the Year

De’Shawn Washington is the 2024 MA Teacher of the Year. Washington’s goal as an ambassador of public education in the Commonwealth is to cultivate changemakers by rooting academic learning and social learning with joy at the hear“As a teacher, advocate, student, and a cultivator of young changemakers, it is my duty to continuously learn how to empower my students to not only master grade-level standards but to be upstanding individuals with the capacity to ignite change in their communities,” Mr. Washington said.

Washington is a doctoral student at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, studying Educational Leadership and Policy with a K-12 Concentration. He plans to use his doctorate to further expand the pathway for educators to enter and stay in the teaching profession in supporting the next group for changemakers in society.


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