Awards & Recognitions

  • The AIU is extremely proud of the accomplishments of its employees, programs and divisions.  Below are just a few of the recognitions and awards that our caring and compassionate staff have recently received.

  • 2021 Apple Award

    Patricia Trappen

    PATRICIA TRAPPEN, a teacher with the AIU’s Non-Public Schools Program, is the recipient of the 2021 Apple Award.  A passionate and caring professional, Ms. Trappen was awarded this honor for demonstrating superior contributions, commitment and the highest level of support as an AIU embassador. She has served with distinction and has displayed leadership, expertise and compassion to students and staff.  Winners of the Apple Award are nominated by their peers.


  • 2021 Annie Sullivan Award

    Mary Crummie

    MARY CRUMMIE, a special education professional with the AIU's Special Education and Pupil Services Divsion, is the recipient of the 2020 Annie Sullivan Award. Ms. Crummie was nominated by her peers for demonstrating professional excellence and for fostering inclusion and acceptance in all educational settings. In addition, she has exemplified dedication beyond her professional duties in providing support to students, families, schools and the community.  Recipients of the Annie Sullivan Award are nominated by their peers. 


  • 2021 Award of Excellence

    Robert Allison

    ROBERT ALLISON, a professional with the AIU’s Alternative Education Program, is the recipient of the 2021 Award of Excellence.  Mr. Allison was nominated by his peers for exemplifying team leadership, support and problem solving in the classroom environment. He has served with distinction and demonstrated superior instructional practices and professional interventions with students and families. Recipients of the Award of Excellence are nominated by their peers.


  • 2021 World of Gratitude Award

    Jackie Barton

    JACKIE BARTON, a teacher in the AIU’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, is the recipient of the 2021 World of Gratitude Award.  Ms. Barton was nominated by her peers for demonstrating a most exemplary level of porfessionalism and dedication to students and saff.  In addition, she has served with distinction, displaying leadership, expertise and compassion. Winners of the World of Gratitude Award are peer nominated.


  • 2021 Helping Hands Award

    Kathleen Brodie

    KATHLEEN BRODIE, an educational professional at Sunrise School, is the recipient of the 2021 Helping Hands Award. Ms. Brodie was nominated by her peers for demonstrating a most exemplary level of professionalism and dedication to her students and staff. She has served with distinction and enriched the lives of the families of Sunrise School.  Recipients of the AIU's Helping Hands Award are nominated by their peers.


  • 2020 World of Gratitude Award

    Merissa Hayden

    MERISSA HAYDEN, a teacher in the AIU’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, is the recipient of the 2020 World of Gratitude Award.  Ms. Hayden was nominated by her peers for demonstrating a most exemplary level of porfessionalism and dedication to students and saff.  In addition, she has served with distinction, displaying leadership, expertise and compassion. Winners of the World of Gratitude Award are peer nominated.


  • 2020 Annie Sullivan Award

    Michele Riley

    MICHELE RILEYa special education professional with the AIU's Special Education and Pupil Services Divsion, is the recipient of the 2020 Annie Sullivan Award. Ms. Riley was nominated by her peers for demonstrating professional excellence and for fostering inclusion and acceptance in all educational settings. In addition, she has exemplified dedication beyond her professional duties in providing support to students, families, schools and the community.  Recipients of the Annie Sullivan Award are nominated by their peers.