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Albert Einstein Academies

August 20, 2013 14:53 ET

Join Albert Einstein Academies on the Road to Expansion This Year

Launching School Year Aug. 26 With Two New Assistant Directors, Plans for New Middle School Site and Increased Enrollment

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - Albert Einstein Academies (AEA) is kicking off the school year next week with two new assistant directors, doubling its leadership team. Greta Bouterse is now assistant director of the elementary school and Barb Robinson is assistant director of the middle school. Plans are also in the works for a new middle school location starting the 2014-2015 school year. As a result, recruitment on both campuses will start picking up soon.

"This will be a defining year for AEA," said Jeannette Vaughn, AEA elementary school executive director. "With double the leadership team, we'll be able to make an even greater impact on students and staff on campus as well as in our reach into the surrounding community. We'll also look forward to opening enrollment to approximately 300 additional students."

Prior to her role as assistant director of the elementary school, Bouterse worked with AEA for more than 10 years as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher, International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Coordinator and Student Support Coordinator. She is committed to ensuring all children have access to high quality public education that promotes global citizenship and high academic standards. Bouterse holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and elementary education, and a Masters degree in education with a reading teacher specialization, as well as her California Administrative Services Credential through San Diego State University.

Robinson has an extensive background in Charter School leadership with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. She holds a Master of Arts degree in education in cross-cultural teaching and strives to support access and equity in public education. Robinson believes all students can learn and achieve at high levels, and that development is critical when preparing students for college and their future careers. 

"In my new role as assistant director, I am eager to continue to support the teaching and learning at AEA," said Bouterse. "I am thrilled to see and be a part of the positive advancements AEA is going through this year and am excited to embark on a new adventure with them."

"Joining the AEA team gives me an opportunity to be a part of an innovative and hard working learning community that is doing great things for students," said Robinson.

Keep an eye on both AEA schools this year at and for more announcements on its middle school expansion, recruitment updates, and for opportunities to get involved with upcoming AEA events.

About Albert Einstein Academies
Albert Einstein Academies (AEA), the first authorized public charter schools with a K-8 International Baccalaureate continuum in San Diego, educate children to thrive and contribute as active thinkers in the world. AEA nurtures, cultivates and inspires multilingual, critical thinkers who are well-rounded, responsible, global citizens uniquely prepared to thrive, lead and create positive change in the 21st century. The elementary school has the only German immersion program in San Diego County, and Einstein Middle continues foreign language learning through German and Spanish courses and exchange programs. For more information, visit the middle school at, the elementary school at or follow the middle school on Twitter at @einsteinmiddle.

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