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About Us

We are proud employees of school jurisdictions, colleges, universities, trade schools and the provincial government. ​ The Executive of the Association is made up of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting from the membership at large. 
Through an initiative of the staff of Alberta Education, AEFAA was formed in 1971, and achieved recognition as a Society in 1974.


President's Message

What an exciting time to be president of AEFAA. I feel very fortunate to be part of the 50th year of our organization. I can’t say enough about how much the AEFAA community has helped me grow in my journey. I attended my first conference in the fall of 2018 in Jasper. I knew a few members from working in their schools at my previous job. I was able to meet many new colleagues and started learning so much more from the scheduled program. What I didn’t expect was how much I would learn from the informal networking opportunities with fellow members, which was such an amazing bonus.

Over the last 5 years, that networking pushed me to first become a zone rep before being elected to the board. I have enjoyed being the trade show director and look forward to working hard as president. I want to give back to AEFAA, as I have gotten so much from being a part of such a wonderful organization. As we have continued to recover from COVID times, I am working hard to get the message out of how important being a part of AEFAA is.

Our goal is to grow our membership. This has many positives on so many levels. The bigger the membership, the more people that are benefitting from our programs and building their own networks to have their own personal growth. As a group, we are working towards having a strong message to be one voice that can go to our government. We are working hard to keep growing our value so that our bosses see the merit of what our organization means.

Being part of planning for the 50th is such an honour. It shows the commitment and strength of this organization that was created 50 years ago that will continue to be a huge part of making safe learning environments for students of all ages in the years to come. I can’t say enough about the dedication of all the board members I have had the privilege to work with. We all want to see AEFAA grow while not forgetting the values that brought us to where we are today.

I am so proud to represent AEFAA as president and I will work hard to show not only the value of the organization, but also the benefits of the networking and friendships that are made that will help me and others to succeed in their careers. I look forward to seeing everyone and hopefully some new members in the fall conference, but most importantly in the Spring of 2024 in Edmonton when we celebrate 50 years of such a wonderful organization.



Rod Swartzenberger

Mission & Values

Our mission statement reflects the objective of our society, namely: "to work in partnership with Alberta school divisions in providing safe and caring learning environments."

AEFAA's objectives are achieved by conducting workshops and an annual conference focusing on topics relevant to the professional development of our members.

  • Professional and Ethical Service

  • Continuing Education

  • Safe and Efficient Environments

  • Collaboration / Networking

  • Promoting Industry Excellence

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