Junior Achievement Education Director Alison Gottsch-Walton Wins National Award
Alison Gottsch-Walton, education director of Junior Achievement of Lincoln (jalincoln.org), has been awarded the organization’s “Rising Star” Award. The award is given to mid-level staff members who are emerging leaders within the organization, and who demonstrate outstanding, measurable success in executing their responsibilities.
Nominations were submitted by Junior Achievement (JA) local area office presidents across the country. Four award recipients were selected by a panel comprised of Junior Achievement USA executives and operations staff. The award was presented to Alison Gottsch-Walton at Junior Achievement USA’s recent National Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 19.
Gottsch-Walton has been with Junior Achievement of Lincoln for four years, and during that time, has increased student impact by 29% and implemented innovative new programs for middle and high school students like JA Job Shadow, JA Crash the Class and JA Spark.
Gottsch-Walton was selected to be a part of the inaugural Junior Achievement Worldwide Fellows Program, one of only six fellows chosen and the only one selected from the United States. Gottsch-Walton attended a global education conference in Dubai in March and is currently working on a project to implement augmented and virtual reality in the Junior Achievement curriculum and workplace.
To learn more about Junior Achievement of Lincoln, visit jalincoln.org.