Donna Hoylman Peduto, executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and long-time educational policy expert, has been recognized by National Association of State Boards of Education for her commitment to translating public policy into practice to ensure that all West Virginia students have access to equal educational opportunities.
Peduto will receive the organization’s David A, Kysilko distinguished service award Saturday at the group’s meeting in Atlanta.
“I am humbled and proud to have worked alongside so many dedicated educators who are preparing students for an evolving workforce and I am grateful to NASBE for their recognition,” Peduto said. “Their work is critical to ensuring that the next generation of leaders has the right training and skillsets to succeed.”
“Donna is well respected by her NCSBEE colleagues and was always a thoughtful leader on the NASBE board,” said Kristen Amundson, president and CEO of NASBE. “Her collaborative approach to state policymaking and dedication to ensuring an excellent education for all West Virginia students through her work with the state board will not easily be forgotten.”
Peduto was named WVPEC executive director this summer. In this role, she works with a diverse group of education leaders from West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. to champion public education from early childhood to postsecondary levels. Previously, Previously, she was director of operations for the West Virginia State Board of Education.
Contact: Ann Claycomb; Office of the Provost