A New Chapter for Aryelle Smith

Aryelle Smith is transitioning to a new phase in her personal and professional life, closing the chapter on her three-and-a-half years as CPAA’s General Counsel. 

Aryelle Smith has stood alongside school leaders fighting for changes to policies and procedures and was the driving force on the Bargaining Rights and Principal Eligibility laws.  She developed CPAA’s Legal Hotline and provided representation to scores of school leaders on hundreds of cases. She was also a supportive, enthusiastic, and dedicated member of the CPAA team.

Kent Lau, CPAA Director of Operations, called her advocacy on behalf of CPAA members “game-changing.” He added, “From her first day, members have had a fierce and loyal advocate who has ensured that their rights are preserved and their profession respected. While her departure will be greatly felt and we will truly miss her, she has established a legal department at CPAA that will be able to carry on and move the organization forward.”

We wish Aryelle the very best and look forward to seeing what the next chapters have in store for her. 

For our article on Aryelle Smith please see the CPAA Quarterly – Fall Edition, in schools this month.