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
  • EdRising Carnival
  • 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 2018-2019:

  • Co-Presidents: Jamie Enright and Wesley Smith
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Alyssa Ahlstrom and Elliot Barbel
  • Co-Secretaries: Alyssa Eads and Melissa Fidler
  • Co-Treasurers: Katelyn Herndon and Rachel Shults

Educators Rising Meetings:

All Meetings will be from 5:15 to 6:15 PM in Institute 114

  • September 13 – Kick Off Meeting – Theme: Luau
  • September 27 – Read for the Record Info and speaker from Mooseheart
  • October 11 – EdRising Carnival Info – Theme: Pajama Party
  • October 18 – EdRising Carnival Activities – Theme: Halloween Costume
  • October 25 – National Event – Read for the Record – Mooseheart
  • November 8 – EdRising Carnival Activities
  • November 10 – EdRising Carnival – UBH
  • November 29 – Art Night – Theme: Twin/Triplet Night
  • December 6 – Read Across America Info – Theme: Ugly/Festive Sweater

Educators Rising in the News:

Educators Rising and AU Partnership High Schools:

  • Batavia High School
  • East Aurora High School
  • Geneva 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: