The Association for Learning Environments Celebrates 2017 Fellows
For Immediate Release
November 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – The Association for Learning Environments Fellowship Award is one of the most distinguished honors conferred by the Association to those members who have provided exemplary contributions of stewardship and service to the organization over their many years of service. A Fellow is the most respected member of the Association community. They represent the mark of excellence in the industry in which they serve and are widely recognized as those that have advanced the organization and its mission.
“This year, the jury selected three outstanding individuals that not only embody the spirit of this award, but have dedicated their careers and lifestyle to mentoring the next generation of learning environment professionals", remarked Julie Williams, jury chair.
James A. Brady (Jim) FAIA, ALEP
Jim Brady’s diverse forty-year career in education has focused on creating authentic and engaging learner-centered environments, sharing best practices and engaging all stakeholders in the planning process. His leadership roles have been informed by his work on both the public and private side of projects where has served as a lead in Page’s K-12 studio, our association’s past chair and international board member as well as the executive director of America’s Schoolhouse. Jim “walks the talk” in educating the next generation of learning environment professionals.
Troy Glover, ALEP
Troy Glover is a scholar, an athlete, a board member and a learning environment professional. For more than 27 years, Troy has served in the field of education and/or the educational environment with passion and purpose. A member of the international board, Troy has served on several strategic planning committees, including his current position on the development steering committee. As a consultant to the Long Beach USD, CA for the past 10 years, he has worked with countless staff to expand their knowledge and understanding of educational facility planning. Always curious, Troy works with his colleagues and clients to create and deliver winning solutions by walking in the shoes of those he serves.
David Schrader, AIA, LEED AP
David Schrader served as the Association’s chair from 2016-2017 with a brilliant smile and a propensity to always do the right thing – even if it isn’t fun at the time. For 26 years, David has led efforts spanning from high-level master planning of entire districts to the planning and design of specific learning environments directly with children. He has been heavily involved with the Association on all levels through committees, task forces and award programs. Courageous and passionate he ventures into unchartered territories paving the trail for others to follow, continually promoting the values of the organization. He truly supports the core values of the organization and puts a face to the Association at the national and international level. David is a staunch advocate for and is most proud of his continual connection with “the young learner” through his involvement with students in the schools he designs as well as in the SchoolsNEXT program.
The Association for Learning Environments is the only professional organization whose primary purpose is improving the places where children learn. 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.