AAIE - Then & Now

1966

In just a year, AAIE, with the help of its founder, Ernest Mannino, creates worldwide School-to-School Partnerships endorsed by grants from the Office of Overseas Schools (A/OS).

1967

Edward Ruston, AAIE's first president, welcomes 110 attendees to AAIE's first sanctioned conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1975

Hal Holmdohl of Mexico becomes the first international AAIE president and simultaneously concludes the tradition of U.S. superintendent appointments.

1977

AAIE's international journal "Inter-Ed" distributes over 2,500 copies of three separate issues.

1984

First AAIE conference to be held concurrently in a venue separate from AASA's.

1990

AAIE's School-to-School programs increase to 139 and conference attendance totals over 500.

1991

Creation of the AAIE Hall of Fame, which currently includes over 100 members.

2008

Elsa Lamb becomes the 9th Executive Director and 1st female Executive Director of AAIE shortly after serving as the first female President of AAIE.

2015

Yolanda Murphy-Barrena becomes the 10th Executive Director of AAIE as the organization gets ready to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

2016

Craig Johnson becomes the first recipient of the Dr. Keith Miller International Innovative Leader Award.

2016

AAIE hosts the 50th Annual International Leadership Conference in Atlanta.

2018

AAIE host's it's 52nd International Leadership Conference in New York City, with a historically high number of attendees at the opening session at the United Nations General Assembly.

2018

AAIE awards Dr. Keith Miller with the 1st AAIE Lifetime Champion of International Education Award in NYC.

2018

Mark Ulfers becomes the 11th Executive Director of AAIE.