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Melissa Hedt (A.B.Ed. '99) named NCASCD’s Outstanding Young Educator of the Year

Melissa Hedt, who received her baccalaureate degree in Middle Grades Education from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was named Outstanding Young Educator of the Year by the North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (NCASCD).  She was honored at the NCASCD Annual Conference held in February in Pinehurst, N.C.

Hedt has worked at Asheville Middle School since graduating from Carolina in 1999.  Currently, she serves as the school’s literacy coach, a position she has held for three years.  Prior to that, Hedt taught sixth- and seventh-grade language arts and social studies. 

The Outstanding Young Educator of the Year award recognizes a teacher under the age of 40 who demonstrates excellence in his or her profession. 

Founded in 1943, the ASCD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing more than 175,000 educators from around the world, including superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors and school board members.