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  • 25 Mar 2018 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Cambria Jones, recipient of the 2018 Janice S. Jones Scholarship! 

    Cambria is from Fullerton, California. She is a Mathematics and Spanish double major and is completing the Secondary Education Certification Program at Hanover College in southern Indiana. As part of her continual efforts to increase her Spanish fluency she is excited to study abroad in Spain in May of 2018! After she graduates in May of 2020 she is eager to share her love for Math and Spanish with her future middle school students. Her goal is to make a positive impact on her students just like her many influential teachers made a positive impact on her throughout her education.

    All of us at AAEE want to extend a big thank you to every student from our member colleges and universities who applied--we had one of our largest and strongest applicant pools ever this year! Our Scholarship Committee faced a challenging task, and we also thank them for their exceptional service. 

    To all of our applicants: we truly appreciate your interest and, more importantly, your heartfelt dedication to the field of education. We have no doubt that you will all make a significant impact on the young people and the community in which you teach. 

  • 22 Feb 2018 5:51 PM | Sara M Russell

    AAEE Members Receive $100 Discount on Registration!

    The American Association for Employment in Education has partnered with CareerEco for our first virtual education career fair. Recruiting organizations from our Mid-Atlantic region including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the DC Metro Area are invited to register for the April 12th event that will connect employers with education candidates. Leverage the power of recruiting technology by joining our event from any location. 

    Event Details

    April 12, 2018 from 1 - 6pm ET

    Open to organizations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia

    Accessible from anywhere

    Top Reasons to participate 

    • Lower recruiting costs by using our online virtual solution to screen and recruit quality candidates
    • Interact in your own chat room with the option to conduct video interviews
    • Unlimited access to all registered candidates’ information including exporting electronic resumes
    • Save time, travel, and staff required to participate in all day, on-site events
    • Efficiently involve subject matter experts and other decision-makers in the recruiting process
    • Eliminate transportation and overhead costs while reducing time-to-hire

    Pricing & Deadlines
    AAEE Member Early Registration $195 (Register by March 9; Save $100 with AAEE Membership)
    Non-AAEE Member Early Registration $295 (Register by March 9)
    AAEE Member Regular Registration $295 (Register by March 30; Save $100 with AAEE Membership)
    Non-AAEE Member Regular Registration $395 (Register by March 30)

    Not an AAEE Member? Join Now!

    Registration Includes:

    • an employer profile page showcasing your organization's unique brand 
    • your own organization's exclusive chat room allowing for real-time engagement 
    • in group and personalized one-to-one interactions
    • unlimited number of recruiters may attend chat sessions
    • tool to conduct video interviews (optional feature - not required)
    • tool to conduct video and/or audio broadcasts or screencast presentations to multiple attendees simultaneously (optional feature - not required)
    • multi-recruiter access to search resumes, preselect from, and capture 
    • resumes of registered candidates (option to create resume books)
    • unrestricted time frame to filter and export candidates' profile details and contact info 
    • unlimited job postings

    Opportunities for Organizations Outside of the Mid-Atlantic Region

    AAEE would like to expand our virtual education career fair offerings in the future. If you are interested in future events, please let us know by completing a Virtual Education Career Fair Interest Survey


    About CareerEco

    CareerEco, the new career ecosystem, is a virtual recruiting platform and talent community for jobseekers, prospective graduate students, academic institutions, and employers who leverage the power of technology and embrace innovation in order to accomplish their professional and academic goals.

    CareerEco's cloud recruiting events offer a unique method of connecting virtually that allows everyone to save time and eliminate the many burdens and costs associated with travel.

    CareerEco partners with hundreds of organizations in providing Virtual Fairs and Online Recruiting events that allow jobseekers as well as students/alumni to connect with employers, grad schools, and other professional organizations. Not only will our virtual events save you and your constituencies immense time at a fraction of the cost of traditional events, it is a highly sustainable idea for the environment. Truly, it is a triple win -- good for people, profits, and the planet.

    Learn more about CareerEco

  • 16 Jan 2018 11:17 PM | Sara M Russell

    Employers plan your recruitment season, educators get your students in front of the top hiring organizations! Our Job Fair Listings page includes job fairs submitted by your AAEE member colleagues in multiple formats for optimal planning. Here's how to access the list:

    STEP 1
    Login to your AAEE Member account (Not a member? JOIN AAEE now for access!)

    STEP 2
    Navigate to the Job Fair Listings page, listed under the Member Portal section

    STEP 3
    There are multiple ways for you to check out upcoming member fairs:  

    Map View (shown above)
    Check out the job fairs closest to you or on your recruitment travel route with our interactive map feature. Click on any of the indicators to see details of the job fair listing including links to event/registration.

    Calendar View
    Under the Map View are our traditional event listings. Defaulting to the Calendar view, you can scroll through each month and click on the events one by one for additional details. 

    From this view, you can toggle between Calendar and List views and also change the time frame from Week, Month, or Year.

    STEP 4
    From each listing you can add the event details to your work calendar. Click on Add to my Calendar to download the event. 

    Still need to add your event? Have additional events? Submit them now....

    Submit Your Job Fair 

  • 09 Jan 2018 12:12 AM | Sara M Russell

    AAEE Members are invited to submit an article for consideration for the next edition of the Job Search Handbook for Educators. The deadline for submitting the article is Friday, February 16, 2018.

    We seek articles between 250 and 1,000 words. Short articles are welcome! Here are some tips:

    • Write specifically for future teachers. The Job Search Handbook is widely distributed to student teachers who will soon be applying for their first full-time teaching jobs. Our goal is to provide them with information to make them as confident as possible.
    • Make the article conversational. We appreciate and want data-supported articles, but provide your data in a conversational format. Consider including your information as a “To Do List,” a “Top Ten” or “Top Five,” a series of FAQ’s, or a quiz. Think about how you would present this information to student teachers if you were addressing them in person.
    • Use current data and resources – please do not cite resources that are more than three years old.

    You are welcome to submit an article that covers any aspect of the teacher job search.

     If we accept your article, you, as the author:

    • Bear full responsibility for the content; opinions expressed are not necessarily representative of AAEE;
    • Confirm that the article has not been published or submitted elsewhere;
    • Grant AAEE the right to use this article in 2019 Job Search Handbook and other AAEE publications and/or media;
    • Understand the editorial committee reserves the right to edit the article to fit the Handbook’s style and continuity.

    Please email your proposed article (as a Word document) and a copy of the AAEE author’s agreement to: Sherri Morris, 2019 Editorial Committee, at publications@aaee.org, by February 16, 2018.

    Thank you.

    Sherri Morris, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; Chapel Hill, NC
    Dr. Rebecca Faber, Retired; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Shari Leder, Weber State University; Ogden, UT
    Debra Bagby, Harnett County School District; Lillington, NC
    Addison Odem, Westminster College; Salt Lake City, UT

    —co-editors, 2019 AAEE Job Search Handbook

  • 05 Jan 2018 3:08 PM | Sara M Russell

    Dear Colleagues,

    The American Association for Employment in Education is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Tim Neubert. Hailing from Aurora, Illinois, Tim brings a wealth of human resource experience, plus extensive knowledge of education related technology, specifically in a K-12 setting. 

    You may know Tim from one of his many leadership roles in the education community, including his time as Board President of the Illinois Association for Employment in Education. He has also held roles at the Illinois Association for School Personnel Administrators (IASPA), Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA), American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) among others.

    We look forward to reaching new heights under Tim's direction. Please help us welcome him to the AAEE family! You can comment on our blog or connect with Tim directly at execdir@aaee.org or 614-800-1722.

    All of us at AAEE hope your 2018 is off to a positive and productive start!


    Amy Spruce
    AAEE President


    Thank you, Amy. Colleagues, I believe strong relationships are critical to the success of our education system. Prior to joining AAEE as its next Executive Director, I created and encouraged these connections both locally and nationally as a human resources professional for several Illinois school districts and then as a HR solutions product manager for Frontline Education. As Executive Director, it will be my honor to serve AAEE in ensuring successful and long-term relationships among members, partners, sponsors, and the greater education community for the achievement of our mission and goals. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and/or speak with each of you over the next year about how we can work together in this effort.

    You can expect to hear from me on a regular basis, but I would like to take this opportunity now to remind you of these important activities happening this month:

    • January 16 - Webinar presented by Horace Mann regarding how school districts can help their employees with student debt 
    • January 18 - Webinar presented by Horace Mann regarding how higher education institutions can help their students with debt
    • January 31 - Deadline for submission of annual Supply & Demand Report survey data (http://www.aaee.org/research-grants)
    • January 31 - Deadline for applications to the Janice Jones Scholarship to support emerging educators who have demonstrated promise and commitment (http://www.aaee.org/janice-jones-scholarship-fund)

    I would also remind you we are still seeking volunteers to serve as Regional Coordinators and State Representatives for many parts of the country. For more information, please visit http://www.aaee.org/regional-coordinators. Please consider serving our education community in this way.

    Thank you!

    Tim Neubert

  • 20 Dec 2017 5:01 PM | Sara M Russell

    Please join the American Association for Employment in Education in a round of applause and expression of deep gratitude to our Executive Director, Deborah Snyder. 

    In the nearly 3 years under Deb’s leadership, she has helped AAEE:

    • Upgrade our infrastructure
    • Enhance our tradition of substantial annual conferences and fairs
    • Build new partnerships and stronger collaborations
    • Develop engaging and consistent communication channels
    • Implement new initiatives such as webinars and a strategic, comprehensive approach to membership development
    • And stabilize our financial status by increasing our assets by 57% after two fiscal years                         

    Everything Deb worked on, every project she completed, every connection she made, was of impeccable quality and brought credibility to the association and its mission.

    If you would like to share in our gratitude and express your fondest memories of Deb or bid her adieu, please comment below.

    Thank you Deb, for all of your contributions to our organization and the field of education. You will be missed!


    This video features the song "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen, Deb's favorite musician. We use this song merely in tribute, not for any financial gain or representation of ownership. To purchase the song, please visit iTunes. It is ©1984 via Columbia Records.

  • 15 Dec 2017 8:00 AM | Sara M Russell

    AAEE Members:
    Do you have questions you'd like to ask other AAEE me
    mbers? Now you have the opportunity! Ask your questions, share your comments and strengthen your AAEE connections by using the new List Serve forum on your Member Portal. 

    Simply visit: http://aaee.org/member-portal (you will need to login), scroll down to the list serve and click "Create Topic" to ask a question. To comment on another question, or read an existing thread, click on the title.

    AAEE member Jenelle Henry from Kutztown University has posed the first question:

    "This question is mainly for the career development members, but I am interested in learning "how" universities host on-campus interviewing days for student teachers (when they are out student teaching). Do you host these events in the evenings? On holidays? We are interested in hosting our own and would like to learn how others are hosting. Thank you."

    Login to answer her now or pose your own question. Don't forget to "Subscribe to Forum" to be notified of the latest conversations from your colleagues. **Extra tip - update your profile and add your photo, highlight your contact info for the best networking experience.**

    Questions or concerns? Contact Sara at marketing@aaee.org.

  • 24 Oct 2017 11:32 AM | Sara M Russell


    October 24, 2017
    Pittsburgh, PA

    2017 AAEE National Conference and Education Career Fair

    The American Association for Employment in Education is holding their 84th Annual National Conference & Education Career Fair in downtown Pittsburgh, PA from October 24-26. AAEE connects professionals who prepare educators with those who hire them.

    AAEE is excited to be here in Pittsburgh and anticipates another great conference and Job Fair. The Job Fair registration has more than doubled in the number of recruiters as well as the number of candidates attending from last year’s conference; says president Derek Jack, AAEE President and Career Director, Brigham Young University, UT

    On Thursday October 26, 2017, the American Association for Employment in Education will be having:

    What: Education Career Fair
    Who should attend: Any Certified Teacher -K-12
    Location: The Wyndham Garden Pittsburg Downtown
    Time: 3pm - 6pm.
    To pre-register

    Over 100 school districts from across the country have pre-registered and will be in attendance with various positions available in the Education field.

    For 84 years, the American Association for Employment in Education has consistently connected career services professionals who work with education candidates and school system human resource administrators. The association is a resource and liaison to these professionals, facilitating quality K-12 staffing.

    For more information, contact:
    Deborah Snyder or Sara Russell - 
    614-485-1111 or execdir@aaee.org


  • 19 Oct 2017 8:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We’re almost there! We look forward to our time together at the AAEE Conference, October 24-26. Check the website for our schedulehotel, and more info. Please note the following items as you prepare to Bridge Partnerships with us in Pittsburgh:

    Giveaways – Please bring several giveaways to share during ourWednesday Giveaways. This is a great opportunity to promote your organization, city, or region, with t-shirts, mugs, water bottles, pens—whatever swag you might want to bring! Our goal is to have everyone take away an item from another organization.

    Conference and Career Fair App - View conference and career fair attendees, receive push notifications on the latest AAEE 2017 news, see the schedule and more by downloading our app. Search Google Play or iTunes for "AAEE Conference Plus." Note: the app includes both the Conference and Fair; to toggle between them: More > Change Events.

    Your Photo - Don't forget to send your photo to Sara at marketing@aaee.org for use in the app directory. Become familiar with your colleagues prior to arrival.

    Career Fair Employers – Please refer to the blog post below for more info. (Conference and Career Fair registrations are separate.)

    For more info on shuttles, shipping address, etc., please review our Conference & Career Fair FAQs.

    Silent Auction and Raffle – To benefit AAEE’s Janice Jones Scholarship for future teachers pursuing critical need areas, we have some exciting items in our auction. Bring cash or your checkbook to make a donation to the scholarship fund and walk away with some great items! If you’d like to donate items for the Silent Auction, please contact Joan Welker at welkerjoan@gmail.com. We appreciate your involvement!

    Night on the Town – Wednesday evening we’ll explore Pittsburgh with group dinners at local restaurants. If you’d like to take a peek at menus, click here. Sign-ups will be at conference registration area.

    Business Cards – Bring plenty for our networking events. We’re committed to building working relationships!

    Social Media – If you're on social media, join in the conversation using #AAEE2017 across Twitter and Instagram. We'd love to see photos/updates from YOUR perspective!

    If you have any questions, please contact Deb Snyder at execdir@aaee.org, Amanda Milner at info@aaee.org, or Sara Russell at marketing@aaee.org; don’t forget to check the FAQs. We look forward to a substantial time together with lots of networking, Best Practices, and fun in Pittsburgh--Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood!

  • 19 Oct 2017 8:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are so excited that you will be attending the AAEE Education Career Fair in Pittsburgh, Oct. 26. Over 100 employers will be recruiting this year and are eager to meet you. While career fairs can feel intimidating, this is NOT one of those events! Please come to gather info and get familiar with the process of interacting with employers. Recruiters are ready to share info about their organizations, the application process, and career opportunities. Interviews will be available as well. Please encourage your education friends to attend—even if they don’t register. Walk-ins are welcome!

    Here are some tips to help you prepare for your trip to Pittsburgh:

    PARKING -  Limited valet parking options are available at the hotel for $30 per day. Additional self-parking options with more economical rates are available at surrounding public garagesAddress: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

    CHECK-IN – Candidate Check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. The doors to the exhibit hall will open to candidates at 3:00pm and will stay open until 6:00pm. You may come and go as you wish.

    WIFI - Free wifi in job fair and meeting spaces.

    CAREER FAIR APP – Download the “AAEE Conference Plus” app from Google Play or iTunes for the up-to-date list of Employers and other Career Fair news. NOTE: The app includes 2 events, the Career Fair and Conference. Tap More, Change Events, to ensure you’re in the Career Fair app!

    WORKSHOPS – Free power sessions from experts in the field will be held at 3:154:00, and 4:45.

    PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS – Dan Elias, professional photographer, will provide free headshots for attendees.

    OTHER TIPS – Check out the Tips for Navigating the AAEE Career Fair page to help you make the most of the fair.

    CANCELLATION - If you have changed your mind and are NOT able to attend, please contact us ASAP (info@aaee.org). No shows reflect poorly on you and your institutions.

    All attendees will receive a free tote bag sponsored by PSECU as well as a free copy of the Job Search Handbook for Educators—70+ page resource with great tips from experts and pages of job opportunities!

    Don't forget to let others know you plan to attend by using #AAEE2017PA across TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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