June 12, 2018
AESA Member News & Updates
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AESA's Annual Conference: It. Just. Gets. Better.

When we went to press with the Annual Conference mailer sent last week, we already had a great line-up. Well, the conference just got better!

In the wake of tragic school shootings and national dialogues searching for solutions, AESA has added "Rachel's Challenge" to the line-up at AESA's Annual Conference in November.

Rachel Scott was tragically, a teenage victim at Columbine High School. After she died, her family picked up her challenge to encourage and spread kindness. That work has lead to evidence-based results.

We have added Rachel's Challenge to the line-up. Come learn from her father, Darrell Scott, and the work of Rachel's Challenge. It is an organization that offers programs that provide a sustainable, evidence-based framework for positive climate and culture in schools.

Darrell Scott, in partnership with Dr. Robert Marzano, created Awaken the Learner. Through their live teachings and writings, they provide concrete guidance on how to create curriculum that instructs, awakens and inspires students.

Learn more about Rachel's Challenge here.

Then come to the conference to meet Darrell Scott and discuss how your agency can make a difference. Be the difference.

Award Nominations Due Friday, June 15.
It's time.
Do you know a colleague deserving of an AESA Award?

Recognition is a wonderful way to promote your profession and celebrate the work of individuals and teams that make our Nation's ESAs great!

Award nominations are open. We appreciate your nominations!

AESA Federal Advocacy Update

Representing ESAs in Washington DC
Noelle Ellerson Ng testified on behalf of AESA, AASA, ASBO, ALAS, NREAC, and NREA last week on keeping our kids safe in schools. 

Read her testimony here: Federal Commission on School Safety

Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality ended yesterday. The consequences of this are explained in our Federal Legislative Update. Your voice matters and we encourage you to contact your federal representatives.

AESA Summer Leadership Conference

Are you still deciding about attending AESA's Summer Leadership Conference?

Please join us!

There is plenty to learn!

Strike the balance between leading for innovation and taking informed risks to move your organization forward!

We have ESA leaders ready to share their experiences.

Learn how, in their organizations, ESA leaders:

  • Perform research and development;
  • Invest in research and development;
  • Ignite research and development!

Panelists and discussion facilitators include:

Jerry G. Maze, Region XII ESC Executive Director
Mike Cook, ESSDACK, Executive Director
Cliff Carmody, SouthWest/ West Central Service Cooperative, Executive Director
Vikki Clemmons, Hamilton County ESC, Assistant Superintendent

There is still time to get the discounted hotel rate.

  • Register today. The hotel discount is available until June 18, 2018, when you register for the conference.

There is plenty to do, too.
Minneapolis is a family-friendly town with lots to do and see!
  1. Mall of America
  2. Minnehaha Park
  3. Walker Art Center
  4. Mill City Museum
  5. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
  6. Stone Arch Bridge
  7. Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  8. Mills Ruins Park
  9. American Swedish Institute
  10. Time to network with ESA leaders, like you!

Come join us!