Volume 2021 | September
See You in St. Louis!
Editor: Dr. Amy Schlessman-Frost
See You in St. Louis!

See You in St. Louis for the
2021 National Alternative Education Conference!

You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues as you attend quality sessions. Annual membership in NAEA is included in registration.

The NAEA annual conference is THE place for alternative educators to share with alternative educators.

Conference sessions include presentations about timely topics such as:

  • Inclusion and Equity
  • Mental Wellness for Students and School Staff
  • Personalized Learning
  • Teachers as Mentors
  • SEL for Educators

Read more about the Conference

The NAEA Board decided NOT to increase registration fees after September 1. Conference registration remains a PD bargain at $495.

Bring a team to the conference! Groups of 5 or more registered at the same time enjoy a $25 discount per registration.

Enhance your Professional Development experience by staying at the conference hotel,
When making hotel reservations for a group from your school, the website forces you to make one reservation at a time. If you are making hotel reservations for more than a couple people, it may be easier to go directly through the Marriott Grand's Group Housing Coordinator., Becky Crosby.

If you have a group that you wish to register for the conference, Becky said that you may email her your list of names, with arrival and departure dates and a phone contact number for the group. She will enter them in the system. You may then call her to give her a credit card number to secure the reservations.

Becky's contact information is as follows:

Becky Crosby, Group Housing Coordinator
Marriott St. Louis Grand | 800 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101
Direct phone number: 314.418.5923  
Email address:  Becky.Crosby@Marriott.com

Meet Melvin Hayden
Melvin serves as Region 4; North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico; Director on the NAEA Board.
Melvin believes Successful students become successful adults! Melvin Hayden attributes his drive and passion for learning to his time in the United States Air Force as a firefighter, where he learned the importance of teamwork and collaboration to save lives.

St Louis is a fun city! Picture yourself there!