Ongoing Projects: February 13-17

In reflecting on my ongoing work as Executive Director, I thought it might be helpful to provide an overview of some of the projects I’m involved in on behalf of AEA. I will try to release an updated list of my ongoing work, to the extent possible, on a weekly...

Post-Election Thoughts

In the wake of the 2016 elections and the recent presidential inauguration I felt it important to emphasize that regardless of our political affiliation, as an AEA staff we stand united in our support for inclusion, tolerance, and creating a safe and nurturing...

AEA Supports Camino Seguro

For the past eight years the AEA community has raised awareness and funds to benefit an organization that is near and dear to my heart: Safe Passage/Camino Seguro.  This non-profit was founded in 1999 to provide life-changing support to children and families...

November 8: A Day Without Email

We all know how ubiquitous email communication has become in our personal and professional lives.  Our inboxes fill up with dozens or even hundreds of messages a day; when we don’t get a chance to read or respond we may feel a vague sense of incompleteness, as...

What Is the AEA Board of Trustees?

One of my primary responsibilities as AEA Executive Director is to work closely with our Board of Trustees.  While most members of our community know that we have a Board of Trustees and that their work is important to our schools, specific Board responsibilities are...