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Roster of AATE Presidents, Directors, and Committee Heads
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Roster of AATE Presidents
AATE Past Presidents
1944 - 1945
Hazel Robertson
Palo Alto Children’s Theatre

1946 – 1947 
Virginia Lee Comer
Association of Junior Leagues of America

1948 – 1949
Burdette Fitzgerald
College of the Holy Names

1950 – 1951
Campton Bell
University of Denver

1952 – 1953
Kenneth L. Graham
University of Minnesota

1953 – 1955
Sara Spencer
Children’s Theatre Press

1955 – 1957
Paul Kozelka
Teachers College, Columbia University

1957 – 1959
Eleanor Chase York
Western Michigan University

1959 – 1961
Dorothy Thames Schwartz
Loveman’s of Alabama

1961 – 1963
Agnes Haaga
University of Washington

1963 – 1965
Jed H. Davis
University of Kansas

1965 – 1967
Nat Eek
University of Oklahoma

1967 – 1969
Barbara McIntyre
Northwestern University

1969 – 1971
Ann Hill
Nashville Children’s Theatre

1971 – 1973
Orlin Corey
Everyman Players

1973 – 1975
Nellie McCaslin
New York University

1975 – 1977
Coleman Jennings
University of Texas, Austin

1977 – 1979
Judith Kase-Cooper
University of South Florida

1979 – 1981
Tom Behm
University of North Carolina

1981 – 1983
Lin Wright
Arizona State University

1983 – 1985
Ruth Heinig
Western Michigan University

1985 – 1987
Barbara Salisbury Willis
University of Texas, Austin

1987 – 1988
Harold Oaks
Brigham Young University

1988 – 1989
Thom Feit
Warren Central High School

1989 – 1991
Joan Lazarus
University of Wisconsin, Madison

1991 – 1993
Kim Alan Wheetley
Southeast Institute for Education in Theatre

1993 – 1995
Laura Gardner Salazar
Grand Valley College

1995 – 1997
Susan Pearson-Davis
University of New Mexico

1997 – 1999
Gretta Berghammer
University of Northern Iowa

1999 – 2001
Judith Rethwisch
Afton High School

2001 – 2003
Joseph Juliano, Jr.
Hamden Public Schools

2003 – 2005
Janet Rubin
Saginaw Valley State University

2005 – 2007
Steve Barberio
James P. Shannon Institute

2007 – 2009
Betsy Quinn
Haven Middle School/Northwestern University

2009 – 2011
Rives Collins
Northwestern University

2011 - 2013  Daniel A. Kelin, II
                       Honolulu Theatre for Youth

2013 - 2015 Jo Beth Gonzalez

                       Bowling Green High School

Secondary School Theatre Conference (SSTC) Directors/Presidents

1959 – 1961
John C. Barner
1961 – 1963
Charlotte Kay Motter
1963 – 1965
Wallace Smith
1965 – 1967
Joseph L. Peluso
1967 – 1969
William H. Cleveland Jr.
1969 – 1971
Nicholas Wandmacher
1971 – 1973
Richard C. Johnson
1973 – 1974
William Waack
1974 – 1975
John Baumhardt
1975 – 1976
John C. Barner
1976 – 1977
Thomas Beagle
1977 – 1978
Anna May Hughes
1978 – 1979
Charles Jeffries
1979 – 1980
Norman Potts
1980 – 1981
Jerry Proffit
1981 – 1982
Lynn Murray
1982 – 1983
Doug Finney
1983 – 1985
Rita Kotter
1985 – 1987
Mina Halliday
1987 – 1989
William Rough*

* Because this organization merged with AATY to form AATE, Rough never served as president
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