83rd Annual AAEE Conference
& Education Career Fair

Join us in Music City - November 13-15, 2016!
83rd Annual AAEE Conference & Job Fair
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown
315 4th Avenue North, Nashville 37219
Kickoff the conference with Kellye Cash!
Performing at the opening reception, Nov. 13 @ 7:45pm


Keynote Speakers

Sharon Roberts, Ph.D. | Tennessee SCORE

Dr. Sharon Roberts is the Chief Strategy Officer for Tennessee SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education). Sharon leads the organization’s work in fostering and supporting strong networks of education leaders. Her work is focused on cultivating and supporting leaders across the state who are at the forefront of implementing student-centered work in their schools and districts.

Prior to joining SCORE, Sharon spent 31 years as an educator in Tennessee, most recently serving as Director of Schools for the Lebanon Special School District (2005-2011). She began her career as a special education teacher in the Grainger County School System. She also worked for over twenty-one years in the Knox County School System in Tennessee where she served as a teacher, instructional coach, Principal, Assistant Superintendent for Supplementary Student Services and Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. Sharon is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Sharon currently serves on several boards that further the cause of professional learning and advocacy for children, including the Association of Independent and Municipal Schools (AIMS) Evaluation System of Tennessee, Learning Forward Tennessee and the Learning Forward Foundation. She was also the lead developer of the Teacher Instructional Growth for Effectiveness and Results evaluation model approved as an alternative model for teacher evaluation by the Tennessee State Board of Education which is currently being used in twelve districts in Tennessee. Sharon has received numerous awards, including Knox County Schools Professional Achievement Award, The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce BEST Award, and Tennessee Education Association Distinguished Administrator Award.

Being a teacher continues to be Sharon’s first and favorite professional role. She serves as an adjunct faculty member for Union University/Hendersonville Campus and as an instructor for school board training provided by the Tennessee School Boards Association. She is also the co-designer and instructor for Leadership and Learning by Design: An Educational CEO Mentoring Model, a professional learning design for new Directors of Schools in Tennessee, delivered through the Tennessee Organization for School Superintendents and the Tennessee Department of Education.

Barbara S. Stengel, Ph.D. | Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Barbara Stengel is a Professor of the Practice of Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University and Associate Chair for Teacher Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  She is a former President of the Philosophy of Education Society and also served as the Society’s Executive Director and as the Editor of the PES Yearbook. Stengel is the co-author (with Alan Tom) of Moral Matters, a treatment of the moral dimensions of teaching and learning and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters with this focus. Her current work is centered on the function of affect, especially fear, in the framing of educational systems, practices and practitioners. Areas of expertise include pragmatist philosophy, especially Dewey studies, and the reconceptualization of teacher education as learning through (moral) practice.

Participate as a presenter at this year's conference!

  • Share ideas, initiatives, and research related to the preparation, recruitment, and retention of teachers
  • Collaborate with school districts, colleges, and universities to make AAEE a powerful professional development resource
  • Submit your presentation proposal by filling out this FORM and emailing to Derek Jack at

Applications are due by
June 30, 2016

Join the conversation online! 

Conference and career fair updates, news and excitement will be shared via social media using the hashtag #AAEE2016Success. Join in the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Education Career Fair

Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 1 - 4pm
Hire a teacher. Be a teacher.

Receive expert advice on how to positively stand out at Career Fairs and on your resume. Over 65 employers from across the country are expected to attend!

Registration is FREE for all candidates. Register Today!

Hire the top teaching candidates. Meet your recruiting needs by networking with students, recent graduates, and experienced practitioners from over 16 local universities in the TN area.

1 Table, 2 Recruiters
$100 (Members) / $250 (Non-Members)

Register Today!

Annual Conference

Sunday, November 13 - 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Our annual conference is geared to professional 

development and networking opportunities for:

 career services staff and others 
    from colleges of education
 K-12 recruiters
✓ non profit and for profit education-  
   related organizations, and
 state departments of education

About Our Location: Nashville, TN

About Nashville

From its very beginnings, Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. And visitors have ventured here to experience the music that weaves such a fundamental pattern in its cultural, business and social fabric. 

Music City Moniker
As the 1800s unfolded, Nashville grew to become a national center for music publishing. The first around-the-world tour by a musical act was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Nashville’s Fisk University. Their efforts helped fund the school’s mission of educating freed slaves after the Civil War – and also put Nashville on the map as a global music center. In fact, upon playing for the Queen of England, the queen stated the Fisk Jubilee Singers must come from the “Music City.”

Live music can be seen and heard every day and night of the week in Nashville. The world-famous honky tonks, located on Broadway, offer free live music 365 days a year. And with more than 130 music venues around town ranging from large arenas and concert halls to small clubs and featuring nearly every genre of music, it’s easy to see why this is the city that “music calls home.”

Fall is a celebrated time throughout Tennessee. Visitors come from all over to see the annual changing of the leaves in mid-October. Days are warm and pleasant. Evenings require a sweater or light jacket. Since the weather is changeable, layered clothing is a good idea to accommodate sunny days and cooler nights.

Average temperatures in November include daily highs of 59 degrees Fahrenheit, daily lows of 38 degrees Fahrenheit and precipitation of 3.5 inches.

Things to Do in Nashville
Click on the orange markers on the above Google map to learn about various places of interest in Nashville.

For more about Nashville visit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Nashville

315 4th Avenue North, Nashville 37219

Nashville is filled with historic, cultural and musical attractions, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown is close to the action. Dance to live music or sing karaoke at a club in Printer's Alley - a former publishing center turned nightlife district. For music on a grander scale, attend an event or concert at the Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Country Music Hall of Fame or Bridgestone Arena.

History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Hermitage, the former plantation home of Andrew Jackson, or the Nashville Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Greek Parthenon.

Reserve your room today at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown.  Special AAEE rates for rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king bed are $189/night during November 11- November 16 (an incredible bargain for weekend hotel rooms in this popular area of downtown Nashville).  The AAEE special room rate expires October 21 or when the group block is sold out—whichever comes first. 

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