June 25, 2019
Fraud Alert: AESA members please be aware!
Two weeks ago AESA became aware of an email phishing scam being perpetuated against AESA, its members and business partners. Please read this very important warning. DO NOT to wire transfer funds to AESA . The email scam impersonates AESA Chief Operating Officer John Bass.
Any suspicious emails from John should be verified by a phone call.
New Affinity Group!
What are Affinity Groups?
These are groups of professionals - like you - who share an interest in a common educational topic. AESA facilitates a network of ESA employees through the Affinity Group structure. All Affinity Groups "meet" in the new AESA Community online platform.

More About the New Teaching & Learning Affinity Group
Has your ESA provided an amazing professional development opportunity for teachers that you would love to share with others? Have you wondered what ESAs are offering to ensure schools are aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices? If so, then this AESA Affinity Group is for you! 

Participants in this Affinity Group will have access to other professionals that support or have a passion for curriculum and instruction. Members can post questions, offer suggestions, share innovations, explore challenges, and provide resources. Join us in creating an online community that assists in the development of outstanding teaching and learning practices in our local ESAs.. 

Lead Contact: Heather Fish, Director of School Improvement Services, CESA 5, Portage, WI, fishh@cesa5.org

How to Get Involved

Follow this link to AESA Community site.
Sign-in. Look under communities, scroll down to Teaching and Learning, JOIN!
Join the Microsoft Webinar on July 23
AESA and Microsoft have teamed up
to provide FREE Webinars for AESA members.

July 23, 2019 @ 2 pm EST
Streamlined Collaboration and Professional Learning Communities
Presenters: Cathy Cavanagh and Justin Chando

As educators take on the role of active change agent in schools and communities, their work has become more complex and dynamic. Continuous embedded collaborative professional learning is now part of the role of many teachers. This session showcases ways in which schools around the world are using collaborative digital learning environments for professional learning communities (PLCs) and networked improvement communities (NICs) for professional development and school improvement.

Visit our web page for more information
Dates to Remember

Summer Leadership Conference
July 15-18, 2019
Make An Impact: ESAs Leading the Way for Stronger Communities
Come learn how you can make an impact in your community!

Microsoft Webinar Series

July 23, 2019, 2 pm Eastern Time
Streamlined Collaboration and Professional Learning Communities
Presenters: Cathy Cavanagh and Justin Chando
This session showcases ways in which schools around the world are using collaborative digital learning environments for professional learning communities (PLCs) and networked improvement communities (NICs) for professional development and school improvement. Free and open to all AESA members (including all staff of ESAs.)

Educators' Call to Action Conference
September 18-20, 2019, Washington D.C.
This event features federal legislative updates relevant to educational service agencies and the regional schools they serve. It is an important way to become or stay informed! Plus, all attendees are encouraged to visit with their local legislators during their visit.

Annual Conference
December 4-7, 2019, Phoenix, AZ
20/20: The Vision Ahead
This multi-day event features presentations on education topics of national importance; break-out sessions featuring ESAs and experts from around the country; and an exhibit hall.  
Congratulations to the Executives in Residence!
2018-2019
Executives in Residence

The 2018-19 Cohort will be recognized at the Summer Leadership Conference for successful completion of the program. Please congratulate these individuals for their accomplishment.

Sam Atkins
Chief Development Officer
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation 
Ashland, KY

Trisha Carroll
Chief Operating Officer
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation
Ashland, KY

Dr. Jennifer Dodd
Director of Operations & Development
ESC of Northeast Ohio
Independence, OH

Katherine Ericson
Assoc. Exec. Dir. of LEARN Magnet Schools
LEARN
Old Lyme, CT

Chad Hilliker
Assistant Superintendent
Hamilton County ESC
Cincinnati, OH

John Kurelja
Chief Academic Officer
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Milton, PA

Naomi Norman
Asst. Supt. Achievement & System Supports
Washtenaw ISD
Ann Arbor, MI

Jeffrey Smith
Regional Coordinator of Adult Education
SERRC
Juneau, AK

Jeffrey Stone
Deputy Dir., Business & Technology Services
ESC, Region 20
San Antonio, TX
2019-2020
Executives in Residence

The newest group of Executives in Residence will begin their year-long professional development journey also at the Summer Leadership Conference. Please welcome our newest group of executives.

April Estrada
Director of Special Populations
ESC Region 10            
Richardson, TX

Valerie Fenn
Chief of ACES Institute
Area Cooperative Educ. Svs. (ACES)
Hamden, CT

Lenny Greaney
Director of Special Education
Bucks County IU
Doylestown, PA

Kelly Ingram
Deputy Exec. Dir., Instructional Services
ESC Region 4
Houston, TX

Dan Mayer
Executive Director
Region V BOCES
Wilson, WY

Robby McGowen
Deputy Exec. Dir., Support Services
Region 4 ESC
Houston, TX

Analicia Nicholson
Assistant Superintendent
Douglas ESD
Roseburg, OR

Megan Timme
Director of Administrative Services
Region 10 ESC             
Richardson, TX

Kathy Whitlock
Executive Director
ESD 112
Vancouver, WA

Are you interested in the Executives in Residence program?


Applications will be accepted again in spring. Watch the Online News and AESA social media for announcements.