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Dr. Dolores Cormier-Zenon

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
2020-2021 ASCD President
Dolores Cormier-Zenon served as the president of the 2020-2021 ASCD Board of Directors. She is the CEO and founder of Wisdom Inspired Scholar Education Foundation and Wise Owl Scholar Academy and is the president of the Louisiana National Board Certified Teacher Network. She is also co-founder and president of the PC2 Education Foundation and a founding board member and vice-chair for the National Board Network of Minoritized Educators while supporting underprivileged students to achieve post-secondary academic success.

Cormier-Zenon is a National Board–Certified teacher with more than 25 years in education as a classroom teacher, administrator, presenter, and curriculum specialist supporting instruction along the K–12 continuum. She is an avid, innovative educator committed to the success of all children and those who educate them. She espouses the belief, "Every child, every ZIP code, no matter their circumstance." In response to COVID, she founded the WISE OWL Scholar Academy to challenge and support students in a safe and healthy environment.

In 2004, Cormier-Zenon was recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a Distinguished Educator. Her role impacted change in challenging schools and districts, elevating their commitment to meeting students' social-emotional and academic needs. Her platform continues to promote a focus on diverse topics that influence equity, advocacy and policy, teacher leadership, professional practice, family engagement, and high-quality instruction that affects the whole child.

Cormier-Zenon earned her doctorate degree in educational leadership at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2012. Presently, she serves as an adjunct professor with Northwestern State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the education doctoral program.

As an ASCD member, Cormier-Zenon served on numerous committees, including the Audit, Legislative, Governance, and Policy committees, and she is a former ASCD Student Goal Works Sub-Board member. Her life's loves include her family and sons, Corey and Christian. She enjoys learning, collaborating with educators, and engaging in innovative projects. The core of her passion is using content from ASCD's body of resources to inform effective teaching and leadership practices.