About AIMS

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About AIMS2018-11-05T12:45:46+00:00

Mission Statement

The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is committed to exemplary programs, practices, and policies that support professionals, families and communities who educate adolescent students, typically ages 10-15, and their transitions.

AIMS takes the leadership role in building, promoting and preserving excellence and equity in professional preparation and practices for the middle-level learner.

AIMS Board of Directors 2018-19

  • John Viano, Executive Director
  • Steve Diveley, President – Principal. Hadley Junior High, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Bryan Zwemke, Vice President, Principal, Rotolo Middle School. Batavia, IL
  • Vicki Mogil, Treasurer
  • Marcia Taylor, Secretary

Board Members

  • Nikita Horn, Teacher. Mason Elementary School. Chicago, IL
  • Dana Isackson, Principal. Macomb Junior High
  • Barbara Kalina, Retired Teacher. Program Facilitator. Batavia
  • Kristin Kleiss:  Assistant Principal: Mattoon Middle School
  • Rae Hughart, Teacher. Evans Junior High, Normal, IL
  • Mike Raczak, Friend of the Executive Director
  • Andrew Walsh, Director of Student Services: Olympia CUSD 16. Olympia Middle School. Stanford, IL
  • Gary Weilbacher, College and University Rep. Illinois State University
  • Steve Mertens, Research Committee. Illinois State University
  • Jessica Weibler, Teacher. Kaneland-Harter Middle School. Sugar Grove, IL
  • Jennifer Wikoff, Assistant Principal. Gregory Middle School. Naperville, IL

Upcoming Events

  1. AIMS Network Institute

    December 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. AIMS Administrator Roundtable

    April 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm