Meet ADE Award Finalist: Jodie Woodruff

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
February 1, 2016

Jodie Woodruff, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Education (the MET) in Providence, Rhode Island, has established herself firmly as a leader, innovator, and inspiration to those around her. From concept to creation Jodie spearheaded the Met’s entrepreneurial programs including the building of the nations first freestanding entrepreneurship center for a public high school. Under her tutelage there have been four students named as the Ernst & Young's New England's Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, since the program started in 2011 as well as having had students qualify for four years back to back at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s national business plan competition. Jodie was recognized as the Global Enterprising Educator in 2014 from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship organization. She was the Alumni of the Year for her pursuit of educational reform and entrepreneurial education from her Alma mater The University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She is a dedicated educator, passionate about her work as a teacher, an advocate for underprivileged youth, and is passionate in her educational reform and social justice work. 

Meet the other finalists for the $25,000 Allen Distinguished Educators Award.

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