Writer & Independent School Executive
Aaron Chase Eddington is a writer and education professional focused on the operational vitality of nonprofit, independent schools. He currently lives and works in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was born and raised in East Texas, outside of Kilgore. He currently serves as the Director of Development, Communications, and Alumni Relations at the Selwyn School in Argyle, Texas, and has previously worked with an inner-city school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Midwestern State University. In the classroom, he has taught Rhetoric and Composition and coached Elementary and Middle School co-ed basketball. On the page, his words have appeared in two books of poetry, The Historian, The Hunter's Horn, The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, and elsewhere.
As a nonprofit professional, he works with and on executive leadership teams to communicate key performance metrics and other data to create lasting, impactful organizational improvement. During his career that has meant finding meaningful trends in enrollment, graduation, transfer and retention rates, student success rates, course completion rates, and donor involvement and giving capacity rates. He collects and analyzes data to understand the trends that are key to the success of educational organizations, and he uses those trends to create reliable forecasts and projections that lead to decisions affecting strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, and organizational vitality. He has played a major role in developing the strategies for educational and organizational success that lead to continuous organizational improvement at both the secondary and higher education levels. Above all, Aaron Chase leans in to decisions affecting independent school policy and operational health to ensure that the schools he works with succeed.
Besides his work on independent school sustainability, Aaron Chase can often be found giving lectures at academic and professional conferences. A collection of his poetry, published by Bowen Press in 2020, is titled A Willow Grows Aslant a Brook. Flutter Press published a debut chapbook titled A Birdwatcher's Guide to the American South in 2017.
His personal interests include backgammon, environmental conservation, aesthetic history, literature, and the NBA. Please get in touch through the contact information on the résumé below or via a social media link above. He would love to hear from you.