About AIMS

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.


John Viano, Executive Director

Jeremie Smith, President
Sandy Wilson, Vice President
Vicki Mogil, Treasurer
Marcia Taylor, Secretary

Allan Davenport
Lea Deluca
Steve Diveley
Dana Isackson
Barbara Kalina
Heather Landrus
Steve Severson
Bryan Zwemke

Mike Raczak, Friend of the Executive Director
Gary Weilbacher, College & University Rep.
Steve Mertens, Research Committee