Christine Schlater

(11-26-19)  – Ms. Christine Schlater, a language arts teacher at Celina Intermediate School, in Celina, Ohio, has been awarded a grant by the Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) to increase seating options in her classroom.

noted Schlater in her submission –

“Seating flexibility has been available in my classroom for three years. Student engagement and productivity has increased. This grant will allow more options and have multi-year impact.”

AAE Senior Professional Programs Manager Melissa Pratt

“AAE is committed to offering individual educators various avenues for improving effectiveness in the classroom. “

AAE commends the dedication that Ms. Schlater has demonstrated in securing funding for flexible seating options. These scholarships and grants are an investment in empowering teachers as professionals and supporting student outcomes in all educational communities nationwide.”

The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides teachers and leaders with opportunities, information, and funds to reform and improve the education of America’s youth. AAEF was established to support the activities and mission of the Association of American Educators (AAE)—the largest national, non-union, professional educator organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to educator empowerment and advocacy—promoting professionalism, collaboration, and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE is committed to a teaching profession that is student oriented, well respected, and personally fulfilling. AAE serves members in all fifty states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional resources, and many other benefits. Visit for more information.