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Welcome to the 2019 High AIMS Summer Institute! 

High AIMS is a consortium of 30 public school districts in southwest Ohio. Fairfield City Schools will serve as this year’s host to 2,000+ educators for our 6th annual Summer Institute. We will offer two nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and 250 breakout sessions as teachers and administrators immerse themselves in dynamic and inspiring professional learning.


                                          August 1-2, 2019                                                                                            Held at Fairfield High School
                                          8:30 am - 4:00 pm                                                                                           8800 Holden Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                   Fairfield, OH 45014

Keynotes:        August 1 - Hall Davidson
                         August 2 - Ron Clark

avatar for Chad Wayne Edwards, PA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Chad Wayne Edwards, PA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Principal & Chief Strategic Officer
Chad Edwards is and architect and Chief Strategic Officer for emersion DESIGN, the first architecture and engineering firm in the world with a LEED Platinum office. He started his sustainability work 3 decades ago on the mesas of New Mexico. Chad has worked on 9 Net Zero Energy projects, including some of the most sustainable projects in the region. He was the lead designer for a 3-8 school that will use less than 15% less energy than the average vacant building per square foot, which is on track for LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy.
Chad has taught at Cincinnati State and the University of Cincinnati, has presented on sustainability, resiliency, security and healthy building design at regional/ national and international symposia, such as the International Education Summit. Due to his leadership, Chad has also been invited to speak to the US House and Senate on sustainability matters. He is a past president of the USGBC SW Ohio Regional Chapter and the Green Umbrella, the region's sustainability network. Chad represents emersion DESIGN on the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council, where he served on the Executive Committee. Most recently, Chad co-created the Cincinnati 2030 District and serves an advisory role to the director on energy and health metrics.