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  • 15 May 2018 7:27 AM | Deleted user

    The AAEE Board and National Office would like to issue a warm welcome to our new Strategic Marketing Manager, Kaitlyn Miller, and offer a grateful farewell to Sara Russell as she moves on from this role.

    Sara Russell served AAEE for almost 3 years, most notably through:

    ·      Designing a new website, and leading the transition to a new membership database and record-keeping system 

    ·      Contributing her experience and skills in design, strategic marketing, and visual communication 

    ·      Collaborating with the executive director to update all membership initiatives and to convert them to electronic systems

    ·      Bringing Job Search Handbook design and layout in-house, and leading the design and layout of 2017 and 2018 editions

    ·      Working with the executive director to re-work financial operations to enhance process and outcomes

    We are so grateful for Sara's creative problem solving, enthusiasm for the mission of AAEE, and commitment to offering positive, relational customer service to all our constituents. We wish her well as she moves on to pursue other professional opportunities.

    Kaitlyn Miller is excited to join AAEE as our new Strategic Marketing Manager. Her past experience encompasses the areas of search engine optimization, public relations, strategy/planning, data analytics, and content creation/social media. She holds a bachelor of science in Communication and New Media with a Strategic Communication concentration from Shepherd University in West Virginia. Kaitlyn currently resides in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.


    Please feel free to use the comments section to wish Sara goodbye and/or welcome Kaitlyn into the AAEE community.

  • 10 Apr 2018 3:22 PM | Deleted user

    Want to reach 50,000+ new educators?  Looking for a target audience of candidates?

    Purchase an ad or announcement in the 2019 AAEE Job Search Handbook for Educators that will be seen by 50,000+ individuals from colleges, universities, agencies, and school districts. In addition to ads from employers, consortia, graduate schools, and education-related organizations, the 80+ page handbook includes articles targeted to the job search for teachers and related educators. Considered the premier resource among university career services and colleges of education, the handbook is often distributed to student teachers in class presentations and used as a one-on-one advising tool across the U.S. The AAEE Job Search Handbook for Educators is the go-to resource for university professionals and candidates seeking employment. Because new grads use the handbook as their “manual” throughout their job search, your advertisement will be viewed by thousands of individuals for years to come!


  • 03 Apr 2018 5:54 PM | Deleted user

    AAEE Prepares to Take Over St. Louis, Missouri!

    With memories of Pittsburgh lingering fondly, the AAEE team preps for an exciting journey to St. Louis, Missouri for the 85th Annual Conference and Education Career Fair. The 2018 Conference and Fair will run from Wednesday, November, 7th through 9th with the Career Fair kicking off the festivities. Until we see you there ...#AAEE2018STL


    The AAEE Conference Program Committee invites members to share your expertise and experience by presenting a 45-60 minute Concurrent Session at the Conference.

    Topics can include, but are not limited to:

    Sample topics – but not limited to:

    • Preparing future teachers: curricular and non-curricular approaches
    • Career guidance
    • Education initiatives candidates need to be aware of
    • Teacher certification exams and policies
    • Career options: traditional and nontraditional
    • Alternative prep programs

    Sample topics – but not limited to:

    • College-employer partnerships
    • Responding to teacher shortage
    • Grown Your Own programs
    • Diversity recruitment
    • Effectiveness of technology, alumni, etc.
    • Alternative recruitment approaches

    Sample topics – but not limited to:

    • Onboarding strategies/programs
    • Retaining outstanding teachers
    • University-school system partnerships
    • Professional learning and development
    • Mentoring and career coaching
    • Competition with private industry

    Professional Development
    Sample topics – but not limited to:

    • Body Language: Are you presenting yourself the way you think you are?
    • Staying Fresh: We Continually Do More With Less…How Do You Keep Your Cup Half Full?
    • Fundraising: Budget Cuts Abound…Have You Sought Program Support Elsewhere?
    • Marketing & Communications: Simple Ways To Make Sure You Are Reaching Your Audience Effectively, From Prospective Employee or Employers to Retired Mentor
    • Philanthropy: How Are You Bringing Your Teachers, Learners, Families, and Community Partners Together to Make A Difference?


    For event information please see AAEE 2018.



  • 25 Mar 2018 2:51 PM | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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.

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