EIA Goes on 6-City Tour Connecting with Members!
Tom Schnabel, Jim Giovannini, and Steve PInes Take A Ride Along Beach
Submitted By: Clare Sladic
Published: June 2011
Board members and volunteers make contributions in many ways, including suggesting new member communication vehicles. During a membership committee meeting chaired by Dan Ascher a few months ago, our newest Board member, Lillian Brienza, suggested hosting a series of regional briefings for current and prospective members. Program Committee/EDVentures Conference Chair, Tom Schnabel, refined the idea even more to build interest in the July 14-16 EDVentures Conference in San Francisco.
A six-city tour emerged from this idea and it became a little like “where’s Waldo”, tracking the travels of Steve Pines, EIA executive director, in May and June.
Our Meet and Greet sessions, held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, followed by New York City, Miami and Boston were a great success! Over 150 EIA members and non-members came to a breakfast hosted in a local hotel to meet EIA Executive Director Steve Pines, EIA Board President, Jim Giovannini, and Board Treasurer and Conference Chair, Tom Schnabel. They were briefed on the latest efforts of Congress to re-write NCLB (ESEA), particularly the SES provisions.
In addition, attendees heard about new tax provisions that are being planned to help make after school tutoring and test prep more affordable and accessible to middle class families. And attendees got a preview of sessions that explore business trends in K-12 that will be presented at the EDVentures conference coming to San Francisco this July, along with other benefits of EIA membership.
Don’t miss out! We still have one more city to visit. Our last breakfast briefing from 8:30 to 10:30AM will be:
June 22 at the Marriot O'Hare in Chicago
To register for this free briefing and breakfast, simply CLICK HERE!
Effective July 1, 2011
The EIA’s new mailing address will be:
Education Industry Association
1839 Batten Hollow Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Toll-free Number remains the same: 800-252-3280
New Office for Steve Pines: 703-938-2429
New Fax for Steve Pines: 703-242-1479
Email remains the same: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare Sladic’s information will remain the same.
EIA Mentoring Program Update
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Wins Award
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., Delaware’s premier full-service educational facility, was recently honored with the Delaware Small Business Administration (SBA) Entrepreneurial Success Award in Wilmington, DE.
“It’s incredibly gratifying to be recognized with the Entrepreneurial Success Award, because the SBA has been a part of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics’ success over the years,” says Back to Basics’ Founder and Director Beverly Stewart, long-time EIA member and Mentor Program Chairperson. “In fact, without SBA’s invaluable guidance and assistance, we might never have reached our 25-year milestone last fall so successfully.”
The Entrepreneurial Success Award recognizes recipients based on several key areas including staying power, history of expansion, and growth.Growth and the ability to adapt to changing requirements in education has been the hallmark of Back to Basics since it was founded in 1985. As a teacher with a dream, Director Beverly Stewart started a fledging tutoring service from the kitchen table of her one-bedroom apartment. In just four short years, she offered over 30 traditional subjects and had made the move to a permanent tutoring facility in Wilmington.
Today, the company offers one-on-one tutoring in over 60 subjects for children and adults, provides corporate education, English as a Second Language (ESL), educational testing, translating, interpreting, and district-wide contract services, operates a unique state-approved Private School and has recently become a Department of Education-certified Business and Trade School.