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November 6, 2017

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Janell Weihs

Julie Williams Named Chair-Elect of the Association for Learning Environments

Julie Williams WASHINGTON, DC –The Association for Learning Environments has named Julie Williams chair-elect of the International Board of Directors. Julie Williams, senior facility planner Ocean View School District of Orange County, CA, assumed the role at the recent LearningSCAPES Conference held in Atlanta, GA. She joins fellow Executive Committee members William A. Stice, ALEP chair and Philip Idle, ARAIA, vice chair.

In her current role and those in the private sector, she has served school districts throughout North America as an educational facilities planner as well as senior planning roles for program management and architectural firms. Ms. Williams is recognized as an international expert on the theory of multiple intelligences and the integration of curriculum in to the built environment as teaching tools. She shares her expertise by introducing faculty members, administrators, parents, students and design professionals to the variety of innovative teaching and learning styles that create thriving educational environments

David Schrader, past chair, commented, "Julie Williams' dedication to educational facility planning spans nearly 30 years and includes a portfolio of projects that represent the spectrum of PK-12 and higher education facilities for both public and private institutions. Her passion to ensure that children everywhere have opportunity to learn and grow in an innovative learning environment is boundless."

The Association for Learning Environments is the only professional organization whose primary purpose is improving the learning environment. With approximately 4,800 members, the Association embraces a collaborative network of global professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable 21st Century learning places that inspire transformation in education, enhance student and teacher performance, and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit our web site or follow us on social media.