We are pleased to introduce the AAEE Team for the 2020-2021 year. Consider contributing your skills to our Leadership Team.

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Veronica Rahim
AAEE President

Career Services Consultant
Purdue University

Phone: 765.494.3983

Kimberly Glass
AAEE President Elect

Federal Programs
Springdale Public Schools

Phone: 479.750.8735

Daphne Donaldson

Daphne Donaldson
AAEE Past President 

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

Phone: 225.922.5404

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Dannon Loveland
AAEE Treasurer

Career Coach
Utah State University

Phone: 435.797.8402

Julie Paskiet
AAEE Secretary

Career Advisor 
Kent State University

Phone: 330.672.9488

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Donna Cooper
AAEE Director of Membership/Universities

Associate Director of Career Development
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Phone: 423. 425.4184

Karen Riddick
AAEE Director of Membership/School Systems

Director of Employee Relations, Recruitment & Retention
Halifax County Schools

Phone: 252-583-5111, ext. 270

Neil Otto
AAEE Director of
Professional Development

Administrator, Talent Acquisition and HR Compliance
Orange County Public Schools

Phone: 407.317.3200

Lenroy Jones
AAEE Director of Publications

Executive Director of Career Services Center
Ashland University

Phone: 995.448.3082

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Tim Neubert
AAEE Executive Director

Former Human Resources Director 
Illinois School Districts

Phone: 614.800.1722

Luke Madden
AAEE Marketing and Communications Coordinator


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

1. Northwest Region

Includes: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska

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Steven Zollinger
Regional Coordinator

Brigham Young University, Idaho

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Sharon Chinn
State Representative

Lewis & Clark College, Oregon

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Toni McFadden
State Representative

Alaska Teacher Placement (University of Alaska), Alaska

2. West Region

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

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Thomas Beckett
Regional Coordinator

Maricopa Unified School District, Arizona

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Terry Christensen
Regional Coordinator

Tooele County School District, Utah

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Brandon Street
State Representative

Southern Utah University, Utah

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Derek Jack
State Representative

Brigham Young University, Utah

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Diana Sanchez
State Representative

California State University - San Marcos, California

3. Rocky Mountain Region

Includes: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico

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Amy Spruce
Regional Coordinator

Greeley Schools, Colorado

4. Great Plains/Midwest Region

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

Monica Landes

Monica Landess
Regional Coordinator

Kansas City Public Schools, Missouri

5. South Central Region

Includes: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana

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Dr. Pam Ehlers
Regional Coordinator

Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma

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Dana Morrison
State Representative

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, Louisiana

6. Southeast Region

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

Bonnie Toffoli
Regional Coordinator

Orange County Public Schools, Florida

Marsha Francis
State Representative

Clarke County School District, Georgia

Jenna Rowlands
State Representative

Old Dominion University, Virginia

7. Great Lakes Region

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

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Andy Bosk
Regional Coordinator

Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana

Ronnetha Darrett
State Representative

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC), Indiana

8. Middle Atlantic Region

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

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Bridgett Nobili
Regional Coordinator

California University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

Charlene Durant
State Representative 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland

Sandy Frederick
State Representative 

Grove City College, Pennsylvania

Kenney Robinson
State Representative 

Hunter College, New York

9. Northeast Region

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

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Giselle Frechette
Regional Coordinator

Westfield State University, Massachusetts

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Crisanne Blackie
State Representative

University of Maine, Maine

10. International Region

Includes: All areas outside of the United States of America

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