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Summer 2011 Edition

Kerski Assumes NCGE Presidency

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Joseph Kerski

Dr. Joseph Kerski, education manager for Esri, will serve as president of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) in 2011. This nonprofit organization has been supporting geography teachers at all grade levels since 1915. The NCGE promotes professional development for geography teachers and supports research on geography education. It also aids in the development, publication, and promotion of geography learning materials and recognizes exceptional supporters and teachers of geography. To reach these goals, the NCGE also collaborates with other organizations with similar goals.

As a graduate school student, Kerski joined the NCGE in 1995. He has served the organization as a member of both the External Relations Board and Remote Sensing Task Force. From 2008 to 2010, Kerski was the NCGE vice president of external relations.

Esri has a long history of supporting the NCGE by serving on NCGE boards; advising the organization on projects such as Birds Eye Remote Sensing for grades four through six; and teaching a multiday GIS lab each year at the NCGE conference, where education team members Charlie Fitzpatrick and George Dailey have been attendees and exhibitors for nearly 20 years. For more information about the NCGE, visit

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