March 15, 2018

William H. Isler to Receive 2018 VOICE for Children Distinguished Career Award

Help us congratulate Mr. Isler for his work as a VOICE for children.

Before becoming president and CEO of the Fred Rogers Company, he began his career as a teacher and administrator. He then served the Pennsylvania Department of Education as Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Basic Education and Senior Program Adviser for Early Childhood Education before joining TFRC staff in 1984.

In 2005, he became the first Executive Director of The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, and served in that position for three years. Under his leadership, TFRC continued to produce the award-winning Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the longest running children’s program on PBS, while expanding into the development of training materials for individuals who work with children.

He served as Treasurer for The National Association for the Education of Young Children, was a member of the Pittsburgh Public School Board for sixteen years and served as President of the Board for five years.

The VOICE for Children celebration dinner is an annual event held by PennAEYC, meant to celebrate the hard work of individuals in the early childhood education field. This year’s celebration is to be held on Friday, April 13th, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. Tickets and hotel reservations can be purchased online.