NAAEE expresses appreciation to Brian Day, CEC National Activator

05 July 2011 | News story

"During his tenure, Brian led the association through its most recent strategic planning and was a catalyst for NAAEE’s leadership in advocacy for the EE profession," writes the NAAEE president.

Dear Environmental Educator,

After five and a half years as executive director of NAAEE, Brian A. Day has decided to leave the association to take his career in a new direction. Linda Rhoads will serve as interim executive director while the NAAEE Board conducts its search for a new leader.

During his tenure, Brian led the association through its most recent strategic planning and was a catalyst for NAAEE’s leadership in advocacy for the EE profession. Under Brian’s tenure, NAAEE has cemented its relationship with the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education to ensure that future teachers know how to incorporate environmental education across the curriculum. The Board is very appreciative of his service to the organization, both as executive director and previously as a Board member. He is assisting Linda Rhoads with the transition to ensure that all of NAAEE’s projects proceed smoothly.

A former Executive Director for the EE Association of Oregon for more than seven years, Linda has been an active member and volunteer for NAAEE for at least a decade. Her leadership skills have been evident in her role as Advocacy Committee chair for two years, during which the number of participants in the EE Advocacy network grew by leaps and bounds. She also co-founded the Sustainability Education Commission. As an Affiliate director, she was active on the Affiliate Network Steering Committee. Linda also is a Guidelines facilitator and trainer.

Linda Rhoads can be reached at linda@naaee.org.

Warm regards,

Diane Cantrell
NAAEE President 2010-2011
Dican49@aol.com 

Brian Day is CEC National Activator for North America and the Caribbean.