U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Appoints Chasidy White to National Assessment Governing Board, Overseeing The Nation's Report Card
Ms. White has taught eighth-grade world history and geography at Brookwood Middle for 10 years, and serves on the Tuscaloosa County School System's ESL (English as a Second Language) County Committee and Curriculum Committee. Earlier this year, she won "Overall Teacher of the Year" from Tuscaloosa County Schools, and in 2012, won the University of Alabama's Harold L. Bishop Award for Outstanding Leader In Education. White's career has also involved state and international policy. In 2012, Governor Robert Bentley appointed her to be a member of his Teacher Cabinet for Education Policy. That same year, White was selected as the only U.S. teacher to develop and teach curriculum at the Bumi Sehat Youth Center in Indonesia, and she also studied educational policy in Rwanda. In 2013, she was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to research policies regarding peace education in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.