AAEE Team

We are pleased to introduce the AAEE Team for the 2017-18 year. Consider contributing your skills to our Leadership Team.


Amy Spruce
AAEE President

Certified Recruitment
and Retention Administrator
, HR
Adams12 Five Star Schools

Phone: 720.972.4058
amy.spruce@adams12.org


Cindy Holland
AAEE President Elect

Assistant Director of Career Services
University of Delaware

Phone: 302.831.8570
clh@udel.edu


Derek Jack
AAEE Past President

Associate Director, Career Advancement
Brigham Young University

Phone: 801.422.4780
derek_jack@byu.edu


Brandon Street
AAEE Treasurer

Director of Career & Professional Development Center
Southern Utah University

Phone: 435.865.8784 
brandonstreet@suu.edu


Veronica Rahim
AAEE Secretary

Career Services Consultant
Purdue University

Phone: 765.494.3983
vrahim@purdue.edu


Rita Moreno
AAEE Director of Membership/University

Senior Administrative Program Coordinator
University of Texas-Austin

Phone: 512.471.0239
Rita@austin.utexas.edu


Derrick Williams
AAEE Director of
Membership/PK-12

Director of Human Resources
Gwinnett County Public Schools

Phone: 678.301.6121
Derrick_Williams@gwinnett.k12.ga.us


Daphne Donaldson
AAEE Director of
Professional Development

Supervisor of Personnel Management, Certification and Staffing
East Baton Rouge School District

Phone: 225.922.5404
ddonaldson@ebrschools.org


Sherri Morris
AAEE Director of Publications

Director of Talent Acquisition
and HR Programming

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Phone: 919.967.8211, ext. 28299
slmorris@chccs.k12.nc.us


Tim Neubert
AAEE Executive Director

Former Human Resources Director 
Illinois School Districts

Phone: 614.800.1722
execdir@aaee.org


Kaitlyn Miller
AAEE Strategic Marketing Manager

Phone: 614.485.1111
marketing@aaee.org

AAEE Regional Coordinators and State Representatives


Since 1934, the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) has provided members with direct access to research, publications and networking opportunities with colleagues - all focused upon the highest standards in educator preparation, recruitment, hiring and retention. AAEE is an organization that brings together state and local school system representatives and college and university career centers and education departments throughout the country. The ability for these entities to collaboratively work in preparing, recruiting and retaining valuable teacher candidates has been at the core of the organization and that core belief remains the priority among its constituent memberships. 

A major contributor to the growth of AAEE are Regional Coordinators (RC) and State Representatives (SR). Many of our current members have expressed an interest in providing leadership in this initiative by identifying potential AAEE members; however, we have several open positions for RC and SR leadership roles. 

Regional Coordinators provide membership development of the State Representatives within their state/region, contribute to Blog & Social Media, serve as marketing outlets for events, conferences, and Job Search Handbook distributions within the region, participate in quarterly RC meetings, and bi-annual meetings with the board, and participate in the “Welcome Reception for New Members” at the Annual Conference. The RC position is a two-year term that is renewable.  Regional Coordinators will gain increased familiarity with the AAEE leadership system, a stronger connection between regional and national associations, and obtain recognition and an official title with a national association. Individuals who serve in this role will also be recognized with a statement of appreciation that AAEE will share with the RC’s respective employer.

State Representatives support the RC in providing membership development within their designated state, serve as a conduit to market AAEE programs, conferences, etc., and participate in the “Welcome Reception for New Members” at the Annual Conference. The SR position is a one-year term, with the option to renew or move into a Regional Coordinator position. SRs will benefit from becoming more familiar with AAEE leadership systems and obtaining a stronger connection between related regional and national associations.

We currently have several vacancies for these roles. If interested, please contact Tim Neubert, Executive Director, execdir@aaee.org.


Map of Regional Coordinators and State Representatives

Click on a region below to learn more about each region's coordinators and state representatives

Northwest Region

Includes: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska


Terry Martin
Regional Coordinator

Northwest Arctic Borough School District, Alaska


Steven Zollinger
Regional Coordinator

Brigham Young University, Idaho


Sharon Chinn
State Representative

Lewis & Clark College, Oregon


Toni McFadden
State Representative

Alaska Teacher Placement (University of Alaska), Alaska

West Region

Includes: California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Hawaii


Thomas Beckett
Regional Coordinator

Maricopa Unified School District, Arizona


Terry Christensen
Regional Coordinator

Tooele County School District, Utah


Joseph Nannini
Regional Coordinator

Utah State University, Utah


Dannon Loveland
Regional Coordinator

Utah State University, Utah


Brandon Street
Regional Coordinator

Southern Utah University, Utah


Diana Sanchez
State Representative

California State University - San Marcos, California

Rocky Mountain Region

Includes: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico


Amanda Thompson
Regional Coordinator

Douglas County Schools, Colorado


Jody Drager
State Representative

Colorado State University, Colorado

Great Plains/Midwest Region

Includes: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri


Sarah Cavanah
Regional Coordinator

University of Central Missouri, Missouri


Dan Covino
Regional Coordinator

Grinnell College, Iowa

South Central Region

Includes: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana


Dr. Pam Ehlers
Regional Coordinator

Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma


Dana Morrison
Regional Coordinator

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, Louisiana


Daphne Donaldson
State Representative

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, Louisiana


Henry Espinosa
State Representative

Galena Park Independent School District, Texas

Great Lakes Region

Includes: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio


Veronica Rahim
Regional Coordinator

Purdue University, Indiana

Southeast Region

Includes: West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida


Liz Young
Regional Coordinator

Fulton County Schools, Georgia


David Azzarito
State Representative

Orange County Public Schools, Florida


Lisa Mann
State Representative

University of Georgia, Georgia

Middle Atlantic Region

Includes: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia


Bridgett Nobili
Regional Coordinator

California University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

Northeast Region

Includes: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut


Giselle Frechette
Regional Coordinator

Westfield State University, Massachusetts


Crisanne Blackie
State Representative

University of Maine, Maine

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