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Joy Antonoplos

Joy Antonoplos

Associate Director of Corporate Relations
Grace Ashton

Grace Ashton

Assistant Head of School
Christine Barbone

Christine Barbone

School Psychologist, Director of AIM's Tutoring & Testing Center
Amanda Beeler

Amanda Beeler

Director of Communications & Marketing

AIM in the News

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AIM's unique educational model supporting children with learning differences and our research institute were featured in April 2020 on WHYY's Movers & Makers.

The episode's theme, Pioneering Women, highlighted the journey of AIM co-founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair who first met as parents searching for the best education for their daughters.

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Hopping on a bike to find clarity in the classroom, that’s the philosophy behind the Riding for Focus program offered to Middle School students at AIM Academy. It’s helping students not only increase their grade point averages, but their confidence. PBS 39 Health Reporter Brittany Sweeney caught up with 14-year-old Zander Boward on the bike path to talk about why he rides 15 miles each way to school.

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AIM Institute's Deborah Lynam Joins Dyslexia Advocates in DC

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.

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Continuing Education Award for AIM Speech and Language Director

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month so it's fitting that we congratulate Erin DeVault, our Director of Speech and Language, on her recent award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Erin was recently granted an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) for her rigorous commitment continuing education in her field. ACE awards are provided to Speech-Language Pathologists who complete 7 ASHA continuing education units over a three-year period.
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AIM Academy Science Teacher Named Philadelphia Phillies Teacher All Star
AIM Academy Middle School Science Teacher Chrissy Mellon has been selected by the Philadelphia Phillies as one of their Top 10 Teacher All Stars for 2017. Mellon, who was nominated by an AIM parent, will be honored along with nine other Teacher All Stars in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Friday, May 5 Teacher Appreciation Night game. The nomination letter written by the parent of one of Mellon's current students highlights the focus and education the teacher herself undertook to find the best way to connect with a child with a specific hurdle that impeded being able to learn: "Chrissy Mellon embodies AIM Academy's vision - innovative teaching driven by fearless dedication in the teacher."
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Why AIM?

"I love the arts-based programs that students experience at AIM. Students are able to access the curriculum in a variety of ways that helps them make sense of abstract concepts. Through the arts, students are able to create fascinating projects, and learn the material in a way that stays with them."

Sonia Vosbikian - Lower School Teacher 


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