Patrick O’Connor Selected for School Ambassador Fellowship

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Patrick O’Connor

A NACAC past president is one of six educators selected for the US Department of Education’s School Ambassador Fellowship program.

Patrick O’Connor, associate dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Schools (MI), will lend his expertise to conversations about national education policy as part of the program.

Other fellows selected for the 2017-18 cohort include educators from Colorado, Wyoming, California, and Washington, DC. This year marks the first time in the program’s 10-year history that a school counselor has been selected for the fellowship.

“The US Department of Education designed the School Ambassador Fellowship program to enable outstanding teachers, principals, and other school leaders, like school counselors, to bring their school and classroom expertise to the department and to expand their knowledge of the national dialogue about education,” according to the program website. “In turn, School Ambassador Fellows facilitate the learning and input of other educators and community members.”

Learn more about the fellowship.

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