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National Alternative Education Association
 
NAEA Newsletter
 
April 29, 2015
Our New NAEA
Board of Directors
 
Kay W. Davenport, Ed. S.
President
Tennessee
 
Jacquelyn Whitt, Ed. S.
Vice-President
Georgia
 
Dr. Edward Lowther
Secretary
Virginia
 
Pat Conner
Treasurer
Tennessee
 
Dr. Ja'Net Bishop
Georgia
 
Dr. Pam Bruening
Florida
 
John E. Holmes, D. Min.
Mississippi
 
Dr. Adrianne Lacy-Bushell
Missouri
 
Denise Riley, M.S.
Oklahoma
 
Joel Shutte
Iowa
 
Richard Thompson
Michigan
 
Robert L. Eichorn, M.Ed.
NAEA Advisor
Virginia
 
Tom Trautman, Ed.D.
Regional Consultant
Oklahoma
Regional Reps
 
 
To contact your regional NAEA representative for assistance or to share news of your programs click here.
President's Message
The fabulous 2015 Annual NAEA Conference brought together educators, policy makers, authors, speakers, and consultants who shared ideas, inspiration, and planning processes for shaping and advancing alternative education. Featuring a variety of presentations, the lineup mirrored the diversity of educational practices and the uniformity of passion in alternative education.
 
The conference was charged with energy after our keynote speakers: Dave Burgess, Dr. Crystal Kuykendall, Christian Moore, Lisa Bell, and Alyssandra Malinish. We allleft rethinking the way we lead and teach, ready to engage our students with exciting and creative lessons while leading them toward a path of resiliency.
 
Aside from the educational aspects of the conference, attendees showed up ready to collaborate with educators from around the nation and internationally at our two networking receptions. The Sawgrass Marriott provided a beautiful, relaxing location with superb service and easy access to the beach.
 
I would also like to announce 2015 Board of Directors:

Executive Board
​​President: Kay W. Davenport,   Vice President: Jackie Whitt,  
Treasurer: Pat Conner,   Secretary: Ed Lowther,    Board Advisor: Bob Eichorn​

Directors​
Ja'Net Bishop, Pam Bruening, Adrienne Lacey-Bushell, John Holmes,
Denise Riley, Joel Schutte and Richard Thompson.

​It is a pleasure to work with such a dedicated Board who are committed to volunteer service.
 
We are excited to announce that the superior Sawgrass Marriott will be the location of the 2016 conference as well. Mark your calendars now for March 16 - March 19, 2016 and tell all your colleagues!

Thank you to all of our former and current board members, honored guests, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees. This conference was a huge success and a great opportunity to bring our members together to share their experiences, bright spots, and challenges. We work better together!
 
View our conference photos here to see what you may have missed and be sure to follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from our members: @NAEA_HOPE.
 
Sincerely,
 
Kay Davenport
NAEA President
2015 NAEA Conference Certificates

 
 
Your attendance certificates are now available on
the NAEA website, www.the-naea.org
National Alternative Education Association  •  110 Glen Echo Drive  •  Smyrna, TN 37167
http://www.the-naea.org
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