Hooper native Denton Beacom is one of 11 students from across the country selected to attend the National Education Association’s Leadership Summit in Orlando Feb. 24-26.
The summit is designed to deliver a unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership development in educators that will reinforce and support leadership competencies in six strategic areas. The goal is to develop leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to be effective in the classroom and their association.
More than 1,000 educators from across the country are expected to attend.
Denton Beacom, a senior at Wayne State College. Beacom, a native of Hooper and a Logan View High School graduate, is president of the Student Education Association of Nebraska. He will attend by virtue of his appointment last year to the NEA Advisory Committee of Student Members. Beacom is one of only 10 student members from across the country chosen to sit on the committee.
Beacom is majoring in elementary education with a supplemental endorsement in reading and writing. He plans to student teach in 2017.
Beacom is also a member of the Philomathean President’s Honor Society, secretary of the Blue Key Honor Fraternity, a member of the American Red Cross Club, a TeamMates mentor, a Navigator and Telecounselor for the Wayne State College Admissions Department, and a participant in the Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA).
The Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN) is a 60-year-old affiliate of the Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA). Founded in 1867, NSEA is the state’s oldest professional association, and has nearly 28,000 members statewide.