Jodie Woodruff, Director of The Met's Entrepreneurship Center, named an Allen Distinguished Educator

The following excerpt was prepared by Vulcan Inc., a company founded in 1986 by investor and philanthropist Paul Allen which oversees various business and charitable projects.

Jodie Woodruff 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.

The Met Community joins together to celebrate this great accomplishment and offer our sincere gratitude and congratulations for the hard work and dedication Jodie brings each day to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and her entire Met family.