As Director of Programs, Aaron provides leadership and coordination for Ei’s signature one-year program.
He also leads development and delivery of Ei’s corporate and K12 programming. Previously, Aaron supported the development of Henry Ford Learning Institute’s K-12 core curriculum and related professional development programs for teachers, partners, and educational communities. Prior to joining HFLI in 2007, Aaron was a founding advisor/teacher at University Preparatory High School in Detroit, a charter school in the Big Picture network. His commitment to innovative, student-centered education and educational reform began as an undergraduate, when he was a counselor at the High/Scope Institute for IDEAS summer program for teens. After graduation, he worked full time at the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Mich., co-directing the Institute for IDEAS and providing training in active and cooperative learning to teachers and after-school providers. Aaron earned a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Michigan’s Residential College in 1995 and an MA in Education and his secondary Teacher Certification from the University of Michigan in 2000.