LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Today the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced that there will be a full house and live streaming of the 2013 Bammy Awards, honoring members of the education village in 28 categories across the field. Set for September 21st at the landmark Arena Stage at the Mead Theater in Washington DC, an eclectic cadre of educators will either be presenting or receiving honors. They include Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association; the entire board of the Edcamp Foundation; Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators; Chris Lehmann, founder and co-chair of Educon; A. Blaine Hawley, president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals; Angela Maiers, founder of Choose2Matter; Rhian Evans, executive director for the National Association for the Education of Young Children; John Merrow, award-winning education reporter at PBS; Donna Mazyck, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses; Andrew Ko, general manager of Microsoft Education; Caroline Hendrie, executive director of the Education Writers Association; Laura Bay, president-elect of the National PTA; Alicia Levi, director, PBS Learning Media; Brian Lewis, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education; Lora Hodges, executive director of the Northeast Foundation for Children/Responsive Classroom; Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Nancy Carlsson-Paige, professor emeritus at Lesley University; educators from Sandy Hook Elementary, and the BAM 100 connected educators.
The awards will be co-hosted by Dr. Mark Ginsberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, and Errol St. Clair Smith, Emmy-winning correspondent and executive producer of the Bammy Awards.
The black-tie event promises to mix celebration, recognition, entertainment and high-spirited fun. Live video streaming of the honors will begin at 7:30 p.m. at www.bammyawards.org. A web cam will capture honorees arriving on the red carpet starting at 6:30 p.m.
About the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences
The Academy is comprised of over 212 prominent education leaders, including Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University; Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education; Timothy Shriver, CEO of the Special Olympics; and the executive directors of NAESP, AASA, PTA, NASN, ASBO and NASSP.