Educators Rising at Aurora University

"There’s Power in Teaching!"


  • To encourage education majors, at all levels, to pursue teaching as a career.
  • To develop an understanding of the role of teachers and schools in our society.
  • To provide information on professional career opportunities in education.
  • To provide opportunities for members to develop qualities, attitudes and experiences basic to successful teaching.


  • Bi-monthly meetings
  • Featured speakers
  • Educators Rising Walk for Education
  • Student-teacher and first year teacher panel
  • Community service
    • Read for the Record with Mooseheart Child City School
    • Read Across America with Freeman Elementary School
  • Special events with high school Educators Rising chapters

National Affiliation:

AU Educators Rising Officers 2017 – 2018:

  • Co-Presidents: Cora Vandermeer and Jamie Enright
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Josh Rodriguez and Alyssa Ahlstrom
  • Co-Secretaries: McKenzie Lark and Alyssa Eads
  • Treasurer: Katelyn Herndon

Educators Rising Meetings:

All Meetings will be from 5:15-6:15 PM STEM 109

  • Feb. 1st - Theme:  Super Bowl Wear team colors or jerseys
  • Feb. 8th - Theme:  Valentines Red or Pink
  • Feb. 22nd - Theme:  Dr. Seuss - Dress up as our favorite character
  • March 1st
  • March 15th - Time Change - 5:15-7:15 PM
  • March 29th - Theme:  Decades - Dress to represent your favorite decade
  • April 12th - Celebration!
  • April 21st - Recognition Luncheon


Educators Rising in the News:

Educators Rising and AU Partnership High Schools:

  • Batavia High School
  • East Aurora High School
  • Hinkley-Big Rock High School
  • Kaneland High School
  • Metea Valley High School
  • Neuqua Valley High School
  • Oswego High School
  • Oswego East High School
  • Plano High School
  • St. Charles East High School
  • St. Charles North High School
  • Sandwich High School
  • Waubonsie Valley High School
  • West Aurora High School
  • Yorkville High School

EdRising Scholarship:

A $1,000 renewable scholarship is given to EdRising members from our partnership high schools enrolling at AU and majoring in education. The EdRising Scholarship recipients must remain active in EdRising on the AU campus in order to renew their scholarship each year.


Affiliated Faculty: