It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we share the sad news that our beloved board member, Brian Zwaan, passed away suddenly on July 31. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loving family. Brian loved his family deeply including his wife, Diane, his children and his many siblings. Family was everything to Brian and we know that they will seek comfort from each other during this very difficult time.
AIM in the News
With a school campus located directly along the Schuylkill River Trail, avid cyclists among its faculty, a mission that is rooted in research, and a population of diverse learners, AIM Academy was a perfect candidate to receive a Riding for Focus grant from the Specialized Foundation last year. Program Champion and AIM Academy Teacher Anne Rock recently completed AIM's first year introducing this new curriculum and helping Middle Schoolers discover the joy of riding. The student's experience was chronicled in a brief video created by Middle School Media Arts students.
AIM Institute for Learning & Research's Director of Partnerships and Engagement Deborah Lynam just returned from three days in Washington DC with dyslexia advocates from 17 states as part of the 5th annual Dyslexia Hill Day organized by Decoding Dyslexia parents. This three day gathering of families, professionals and policy-makers on Capitol Hill focused on discussing current trends and upcoming federal legislative efforts impacting individuals with dyslexia.
AIM Academy welcomes Elizabeth "Lisa" Eckman Martin as its new Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Scholarships. Martin spent 21 years in development at The Haverford School, most recently as Director of Parent Programs, responsible for running the school's parent program and organizing the Annual Gala.
The Philly Phanatic appeared in AIM Academy's ACC gym Tuesday, May 16 during a special assembly with SEPTA as AIM students helped the regional transit system kick off its fifth-annual system-wide Safety Day event which features AIM students' art illustrating the PSA message to "Respect the Train."