Alexandria, VA (7/19/2011)—Westerville City School District in Ohio has renewed its partnership with ASCD to provide ongoing professional development to educators across the district through an ASCD Institutional membership. ASCD is the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner.

“Westerville City School District’s vision is to be the benchmark of educational excellence,” said Karen McClellan, chief academic officer of Westerville City School District. “We know that to achieve this vision, we need to provide our educators with the information and resources they need to continue their professional growth. Our ASCD Institutional membership is a powerful, cost-effective tool helping us meet this challenge.” Westerville City School District has been an ASCD Institutional member since 2008.

Through their ASCD Institutional membership, 200 educators across the district continue to enjoy direct access to a variety of engaging, cost-effective professional development resources, including

Access to ASCD’s PD Online® platform, an interactive, self-paced, online learning management system.

A subscription to the award-winning Educational Leadership magazine.

Complete access to the ASCD website, including the ASCD online library, online tutorials, and the Educational Leadership study guides.

A subscription to Policy Priorities, a timely policy newsletter that provides readers with background and context for crucial education policy issues.

Substantial discounts on all ASCD events, products, and services.

“By renewing their ASCD Institutional membership, Westerville City School District positions itself as a leader in ensuring teachers districtwide have access to the information and resources they need to support student achievement,” said Joe Syrowik, ASCD director of membership. “We salute Westerville City Schools’ efforts to empower their educators through ASCD membership and look forward to continuing to support their efforts to prepare students to contribute to the competitive and changing world in which we live.”

In addition to the Institutional membership, Westerville City School District’s educators are also able to immediately access ASCD EDge®. One of the fastest growing professional networking communities of its kind, ASCD EDge connects educators with their peers from around the world, builds capacity, and encourages an exchange of ideas that enriches each participant.

For more information about ASCD, ASCD EDge, or ASCD Institutional membership, visit

Contact Information

Katie Test, communications specialist, at 1-703-575-5608 or by e-mail.


ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 160,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 140 countries—the ASCD community also includes 58 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit’s diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit


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