NAEA Region 7 (NE, SD, ND, WY, and KS) has their first regional meeting July 27 & 28, 2015, in Sioux Falls, SD. In addition to hearing inspiring keynote, Dr. Jermaine M. Davis, the group participated in 4 breakout sessions led by members of Region 7. Participants enjoyed structured networking around various challenges facing their alternative schools, learned about the NAEA Exemplary Practices, and spent time with their individual states planning their next steps of state growth. NAEA VP, Jackie Whitt, and NAEA Regional Director, Dr. Pamela Bruneing, facilitated the event.
A special thanks to Eva Gillham of Sioux Falls (for all of her organization and gathering of door prizes and bag contents) and to Matthew Hoffman of Nebraska for his support in gathering participant bags and supporting technology and set up for the event! A very special thank you to sponsors Edgenuity, BoysTown, and Ombudsmen, as well as NAEA, who helped to make this event possible.