Association of African American Educators San Diego, CA
Association of African American Educators San Diego, CA

The Association of African American Educators in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) invites you to join hundreds of educators, policymakers, advocates, and others to advance the quality of education in San Diego County!


Dates: September 2022 (Friday Opening Night and Awards Dinner)



Friday - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.





Theme: Strategizing For Success:  What is it About Me You Can't Teach?

This conference will bring together various educators from Pre-K – College with sessions that focus on strengthening our systems to better respond to the linguistic, cultural, social-emotional, and mental health needs of all students, and create the conditions for them to thrive and make healthy choices.

PAST 2020 Educators Unsung Hero Honorees

Mr. Darcel Glover

Poway Unified School District

Dr. Leonard Thompson

San Diego Unified School District

Dr. J. Luke Wood

San Diego State University

Dr. Frank Harris

San Diego State University

Ms. Rachel Thomas

Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy

(Former Altus School Employee)

Dr. Becky Petitt

University of California San Diego

Mr. Tim Shaw

Lemon Grove School Board Trustee

Officer Chris Jones

StarPAL and Young and Prosperous Foundation

National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa

Delta Upsilon San Diego Chapter

Dr. Paul Gothold

San Diego County Office of Education, Superintendent

Mr. Tracy Thompson San Diego County Office of Education

Registration Period and Pricing:



Early Bird:

  • $300.00 - Member
  • $375.00 - Non-Member
  • $95.00 – Parent / College Student (Saturday Only)
  • $200.00 - Educators (Member or Non-member Saturday Only)

Regular Registration:

  • $375.00 - Member
  • $425.00 - Non-Member
  • $150.00 – Parent/College Student (Saturday Only)
  • $265.00 - Educators (Member or Non-members Saturday Only)


Awards Dinner Ticket Purchase:


Friday Night Dinner Table of 10: $850.00

Friday Night Dinner Individual Tickets: $85.00 (Early Bird)

Friday Night Dinner Individual Tickets: $100.00 (Regular)

Payment Options and Information


Please note the following important payment details:


All registrations will remain pending until payment has been received. Payment must be paid in full prior to the start of the event. No refunds or fee waivers will be given after February 14th. Substitutions will be accepted. All registration fees for active registrations after February 14th  will be due regardless of attendance at the event. ALL school district employees must register for the conference using the school district registration link below.


General Registration: CLOSED 


Note: ALL district employees must print a copy of the registration form and submit it to the county office.


Payments can be made using the following methods:


Credit Card - Using the link below
Purchase Orders (PO)
Email your PO to within ten business days of registration

  1. PO's will be invoiced upon receipt.
  2. The invoice will need to be paid-in-full prior to the start of the event in order to attend.


  1. Make check payable to: AAAE or Association of African American Educators
  2. Please mail payment to:

P.O. Box 152102

San Diego, CA 92195
Attn: Denise Green

Due by February 1, 2020
Meal Option (Friday Diner Only If Applicable)

Conference Contact:


Ms. Denise Green

(619) 438-0620


Ms. Linda Doughty


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