COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
August 7, 2015
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International, the parent organization of the Future Educators Association (FEA), is rebranding the student organization with a refocused mission and new name, Educators Rising. Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding aspiring teachers to become accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession. The name change will become effective in August 2015. For more detailed information about this evolution, refer to Educators Rising Web site.
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, Educators Rising will offer students and teachers significantly expanded resources:
For directions on how to acquire and use the new Educators Rising brand assets, please refer to the Educators Rising Brand Guidelines on the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site.
If you have questions, please contact Helen Fuqua, state advisor, Office of Career and Technical Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.