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Education & Administrative Staff

Snowsports Instruction Support Crew

Administrative Staff

Education Staff

instructors and examiners

Discipline Administrators

Ed Staff Pathways

Becoming Education Staff

Meet Your Education Staff:

Our work is our passion.

In order to provide quality educational products for our membership, we have a trained professional staff of advanced educators. In order to be education staff, rigorous requirements must be met and maintained in the hiring, training, and regular review process to determine that skiing and riding, coaching and examining skills are at the National Standard for Education Staff.

Education Staff Pathways

All of our education staff members work at a member school as well as providing their services for the organization. It takes a huge amount of time and commitment to be a member of this group of professionals, and we feel they are the best in the industry.

The description below covers the pathway for Alpine Education Staff.  Most disciplines are similar, but view the Education Staff Career Pathways menu at right for more information on how to become education staff in each discipline. (Or visit the “Education” page of each discipline.)

Education Staff Pathway:
(General pathway for Alpine. Other disciplines may have some variation in the tryout process.)

General Prerequisites:

  1. 1. Level 3 Certified
  2. 2. Have an active trainer role at home resort ski school
  3. 3. Current in your Dues and Education with PSIA-AASI Central
  4. 4. A Resident within PSIA-AASI Central Division, or affiliated (at least) Part Time with a PSIA-C Member School. 
  5. 5. Able to commit to a minimum of 5 working days (on-snow), and two training days.

Education Staff Tryout Process:

  1. 1. Submit an original article, suitable for publication. (required)
  2. 2. Submit a Video Portfolio of free-skiing and benchmarks (required)
  3. 3. After vetting/review, receive an invitation to the on-snow tryout based on materials submitted.
  4. 4. Prepare and Present a 20-minute virtual clinic/presentation.
  5. 5. Successfully demonstrate Tech/M.A. via a Virtual Review
  6. 6. Participate in all days of the tryouts.
  7. 7. Upon successful tryout, to be hired for the following season

Requirements:

  1. 1. High degree of professionalism
  2. 2. Outstanding communication skills
  3. 3. Self-starter re: continued professional development in skiing and teaching abilities
  4. 4. Commitment to work when/as needed
  5. 5. Ongoing contributor to the PSIA-AASI Knowledge Base

For more information, contact a Central Discipline Administrator and read the discipline-specific pathway requirements.

Tryouts for 2021: TBA
We will reserve the right to cancel if we do not have enough qualified applicants.

Discipline Administrators

Contact them for more info on becoming education staff:
  • ALPINE:
    Greg Chmielecki

    gchmielecki@gmail.com

  • SNOWBOARD:
    Jeremy Cabalka

    jcabalka@gmail.com

  • CROSS COUNTRY:
    Zeke Fashingbauer
    zekefash@gmail.com
  • TELEMARK:
    John Fay
    telemanskis55@yahoo.com
  • ADAPTIVE:
    Ann Papenfuss-Wing
    apapenfuss@comcast.net

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