1991– The Layman Foundation (TLF), an organization formed to promote schools designed by the Madison Model of Education, appointed a committee to develop an educational association.

1999– The association organized and approved by TLF Board.

2002– EASEA incorporated in the State of Tennessee and application submitted to Tennessee Department of Education for approval as an educational agency.

2003– Brian Traxler appointed Educational Director; and the association received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Federal Government.

2004– EASEA received approval from State of Tennessee as a private school accrediting agency.

2012 Wanda Sarr appointed Educational Director


EASEA assists member educational institutions by facilitating school improvement.

  • Encouraging a nurturing school atmosphere
  • Conducting school evaluations
  • Coordinating spiritual growth activities
  • Offering accreditation and teacher certification
  • Encouraging academic and vocational excellence
  • Coordinating opportunities for mission involvement
  • Promoting training in health, practical skills and agriculture
  • Coordinating staff development opportunities
  • Formulating policies and procedures
  • Interfacing with other denominational, educational and state agencies


EASEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Tennessee. It operates from a central office with an administrative staff. It has a Board of Directors with representatives from the member schools, The Layman Foundation (TLF), Outpost Centers International (OCI), and the Seventh-day Adventist Church educational and business community.

 Director of Education:  Wanda Sarr