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May 5, 2014

Local educator awarded National Teacher Scholarship

Erica Macke, a teacher at Avon High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Association of American Educators Foundation, to attend the annual Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.

“I am the special education transition coordinator for Avon Schools and am always looking for new information to help students become successful in college or the adult world,” Macke said. “This conference will offer hundreds of sessions, conducted by experts, providing valuable, current information regarding co-teaching, collaboration, autism, and educational, emotional and behavioral disorders, instructional strategies, and transition information. This forum will also provide several opportunities to network with other professionals working with the same population.”

AAEF is committed to offering individual educators professional development scholarships for optimizing instruction and student learning.

“AAEF applauds the dedication that Ms. Macke has demonstrated in securing this professional development opportunity,” AAEF Executive Director Gary Beckner said. “These scholarships and grants are an investment in empowering teachers as professionals across the country.”

The AAEF is the non-profit charitable arm of the Association of American Educators, a non-union professional organization for teachers across the country.

The AAEF’s National Scholarships and Grants competition is held twice a year, in the fall and spring, and is open to all educators. The deadline for the fall competition is Oct.1.

For more information about AAEF or the Association of American Educators, visit the website at www.aaeteachers.org.

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