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We provide a full continuum of innovative programs and services for students with disabilities
who are residents of our member districts.
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Message From Executive Director Dr. James W. Gunnell
Welcome to the A.E.R.O.
Special Education Cooperative

Dr. James W GunnellOn behalf of the A.E.R.O. administrative team and the A.E.R.O. member districts, I would like to welcome and introduce you to the A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative website. A.E.R.O. is a low incidence special education cooperative located in Burbank, Illinois.

Since 1963 A.E.R.O. has provided special education programming and an array of related services to students with disabilities residing in the eleven member school districts. The eleven member districts have joined together to maximize their resources and provide a full continuum of special education services.

We provide a safe and nurturing learning environment and are committed to promoting inclusive efforts to maximize the success of students. A.E.R.O. encourages the involvement of students with disabilities as active members in the classroom, school, and community.

We hope you enjoy our website, which was designed to provide helpful information to the community, parents, students, and staff who work with and are served by the Cooperative. Please let us know if you have any ideas which might help us improve our site by clicking here.

Dr. James W. Gunnell

Executive Director

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We are shouting "Happy Educator Appreciation Month!" to Heather Paluch! Heather is a teacher in our STAR program at the AERO Educational Center! When asked what she loves about working for AERO, Heather responded, "My favorite thing about working at AERO is the people. I have the most amazing coworkers. As a new teacher, I was nervous about walking into a new job, but everyone was so willing to help, offer a smile, or come in to check on me. It truly is like a little family. I also love working with my students. I enjoy watching them grow and celebrate each success. During this pandemic, it is their faces and smiles that I miss the most."
When Heather isn't working, she loves to read, binge watch tv shows (when she finds the time), watch Blackhawks hockey, and spend time with her friends and family. In honor of educator appreciation month, Heather would like to recognize her colleagues: "I have the best team! I would to give a shout out to Ana, Lindsey, Jessica, Jamie, Tricia, Karen, Angie, and Ellen! Without these incredible ladies I really don't know how I would have survived this year! That you all so much for all your help and advice!! You are all amazing!!!" Heather we appreciate your dedication and the hard work you put in for your students! #AEROsFinest #ATeam #Teamwork #ThankYouHeather #myaero
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We are shouting Happy Educator Appreciation Month! to Heather Paluch! Heather is a teacher in our STAR program at the AERO Educational Center! When asked what she loves about working for AERO, Heather responded, My favorite thing about working at AERO is the people. I have the most amazing coworkers. As a new teacher, I was nervous about walking into a new job, but everyone was so willing to help, offer a smile, or come in to check on me. It truly is like a little family. I also love working with my students. I enjoy watching them grow and celebrate each success. During this pandemic, it is their faces and smiles that I miss the most. 
When Heather isnt working, she loves to read, binge watch tv shows (when she finds the time), watch Blackhawks hockey, and spend time with her friends and family. In honor of educator appreciation month, Heather would like to recognize her colleagues: I have the best team! I would to give a shout out to Ana, Lindsey, Jessica, Jamie, Tricia, Karen, Angie, and Ellen! Without these incredible ladies I really dont know how I would have survived this year! That you all so much for all your help and advice!! You are all amazing!!! Heather we appreciate your dedication and the hard work you put in for your students! #AEROsFinest #ATeam #Teamwork #ThankYouHeather #myaero

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Way to go Miss Heather! You are an amazing teacher!⭐⭐⭐

Wonderful teacher beautiful person.

Congratulations to a great person!!

So proud of you 😍. Love you always Sissy ❤️

Congrats Heather from Bubbie!!!

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