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Make It OK Ambassador training planned

One in five people will develop a mental illness in their lifetime. Wondering how to start a conversation and support your friend, neighbor, family member who is experiencing a mental illness? Become a Make It OK Ambassador. Prairie Lakes AEA is offering free training that will equip participants with the...
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Dr. Susie Meade selected as new PLAEA Chief Administrator

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency Board of Directors has selected Dr. Susie Meade as its next Chief Administrator. In her new role, Dr. Meade will support the agency’s 247 full and part-time employees who provide special education and school improvement services in 14 counties across north central Iowa. These counties...
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Register now for the PLC Conference

Does your building/district have Professional Learning Communities? Are they focused on the big ideas of PLCs: focused on student learning, collaborative culture, and results oriented? When teams are meeting, are they focused on the main 4 questions? or have they become, as Gerry Brooks describes, “Places Ladies Converse”? Have you...
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3 PLAEA schools selected for National Postsecondary Success Institute

Manson Northwest Webster, Pocahontas Area, and West Bend-Mallard were among the 33 Iowa districts chosen to attend National Postsecondary Strategy Institute in late September. Iowa’s Area Education Agencies and AEA PREP have been working to embed Future Ready Iowa's goal of having 70 percent of Iowans with postsecondary credentials by...
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Speaker from Safe Havens International talks about school safety

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency partnered with SHI, the world’s largest non-profit school safety center, to offer free workshops for local educators, counselors, mental health professionals, law enforcement and community members to learn about how they can contribute to maintaining safe schools in their communities. Three workshops were held on...
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PLAEA welcomes new team members

This fall we welcomed 25 new staff members to our Prairie Lakes AEA team. Annette Benedict - Academic Strategist - Storm Lake Laurel Bengford - Speech Language Pathologist - Storm Lake KevinBernard - Speech Language Pathologist - Fort Dodge Kim Bodholdt - Social Emotional, Behavior, Mental Health (SEBMH) Consultant -...
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