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  • 09 Jan 2018 12:12 AM | Anonymous

    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    • Use current data and resources – please do not cite resources that are more than three years old.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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous


    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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.

  • 18 Oct 2017 7:42 PM | Deleted user

    You've secured your table for the AAEE Education Career Fair in Pittsburgh on October 26? Good--we are sold out! As you prepare for your trip to Pittsburgh, please review the following carefully:

    • CANCELLATION - If you have changed your mind and are NOT able to attend, please contact us ASAP (info@aaee.org) so that we can offer your spot to an employer on our Waitlist. Don’t forget our cancelation and refund policy as stated on our registration page.
    • 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 SCHEDULE - Please note that check-in time is 1:30-2:30pm at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Due to a tight turnaround at the hotel, table assignments will be first-come first serve, at check-in. The doors will open to candidates at 3:00pm and will stay open until 6:00pm.
    • EXHIBIT HALL – A 6’x30” table and 2 chairs will be provided.
    • ELECTRICITY REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 - Complete this form. Level 1, 0-500 Watts is good for 1-2 items (e.g. laptop & phone); Level 2, 500-1,000 watts is good for 3-4 items. Bring extension cords & power bars to avoid additional fees.
    • WIFI - Free wifi in job fair and meeting spaces.
    • NAME TAGS - Please bring your name tag. Because most employers prefer to wear their professional name badge, we will not be printing name tags this year.
    • SHIP MATERIALS TO WYNDHAM - To ship to the Wyndham, please complete this form (same as above for electricity requests) and submit to Tanya as indicated, 10 days before the Fair. For Conference Name indicate “Hold for KDP/AAEE Job Fair 10/26/17.”
    • INTERVIEWING - Interviewing can take place at your table during the fair.
    • OVERALL FAQs - Our FAQ page provides valuable info for both the conference and fair—please review.

  • 04 Oct 2017 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    Grand Canyon University has partnered with the American Association for Employment in Education to create the AAEE Educational Alliance Scholarship. By committing to start your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree program or a single non-degree course through their online offerings, Grand Canyon University will offer you a 10% scholarship off the catalog tuition rate per course for your program. This scholarship will be applied at the same time the tuition charges occur. 

    This scholarship is only valid for applicants who are employees or members of AAEE and submit a complete application for a program beginning on or before June 20, 2020.

    To learn more or apply, please download the Scholarship Packet.

    Completed packets should be submitted via email to:

    Maria Derderian, MBA, MS
    University Development

    You can also find this information on our Partnerships page.

  • 31 Aug 2017 8:59 AM | Anonymous

    Early Bird Registration Ends 08/31
    (that's today!)

    Members Receive a $45 Discount on 
    Conference Registration through the end of August.

    Not an AAEE Member? JOIN NOW!


    What Will You Learn at the Express 
    and Concurrent Sessions?

    Sessions Include:

    • First STEPs toward Teacher Candidate Development and Recruitment, Leticia M. Jones, Fulton County School District
    • For the Love of Teaching and Dislike of the Classroom, Heather Balas, Hiram College and Julie Novotny, Kent State University
    • Career Ready: Creating and Implementing a High-Impact Mentoring Program through Gamification, Josh Domitrovich, Clarion University
    • This is Your Life: Using Storytelling in Career Development and Effective Interviewing, Kate McConnell, Carlow University
    • Multiple First Impressions: Diversify Encounters to Enhance Recruiting Efforts, Donna Cooper, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • Re-imaging Pre-Service Student Teaching, Recruitment and Retention in the age of a massive Teacher Shortage, Jeremiah Blaha, Colorado State University - Pueblo
    • Assuring Inclusivity; Recognizing Microaggression in Career Coaching, John Rindy, Slippery Rock University

    See the Complete List


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