Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Celebrating our staff

March 26, 2021

News Item Image

Please give all of these team members a high-five and congratulations for achieving a milestone year of service to our PLAEA community.

Our Retiring Staff

  • Elaine Cook, Transition Coordinator, 16 years
  • Leslie Franzmeier. Special Education Consultant, 8 years
  • Janelle Swanson, Speech-Language Pathologist, 30 years

Celebrating 30 Years

  • Kathy Jo Kruse, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pocahontas
  • Connie Johnson, Director of Marketing & Communication, Pocahontas
  • Janelle Swanson, Speech-Language Pathologist, Fort Dodge

Celebrating 25 Years

  • Yvette Bardole, Speech-Language Pathologist, Jefferson
  • Tracey Carlson,  Speech-Language Pathologist, Spencer
  • Scott Fosseen, Systems Engineer, Fort Dodge

Celebrating 20 Years

  • Gloria Bartelt, Special Education Consultant, Algona
  • Gina Blomberg, Leadership & Learning Consultant, Storm Lake
  • Michelle Conrad, Audiologist, Spencer
  • Tonia Hoch, IMS Coordinator, Pocahontas
  • Julie Nadrchal, School Social Worker, Storm Lake
  • Amy Thompson, Speech-Language Pathologist, Fort Dodge

Celebrating 15 Years

  • Kris Ahrens, Director of Special Education, Webster City 
  • Tracy Baak, Communication Paraprofessional, Storm Lake
  • Carrie Buddenhagen, Communication Paraprofessional, Storm Lake
  • Lori Caron, Communication Paraprofessional, Estherville
  • Heather Carr, Speech-Language Pathologist, Storm Lake
  • David Cole, Special Education Consultant, Spencer
  • Chris Conell, Communication Paraprofessional, Fort Dodge
  • Laurie DeWall, Media Specialist II, Pocahontas
  • Mary Dunlay, School Social Worker, Spencer
  • Dennis Ellwanger, Chief Printer, Pocahontas
  • Emily Frostestad, Speech-Language Pathologist, Spencer
  • Tina Hoben, Speech-Language Pathologist, Spencer
  • Jenifer Krischel, Chief Printer, Pocahontas
  • Brenda Kulow, Special Education Teacher, Forest Ridge Youth Shelter Care
  • Addy Leistikow, Speech-Language Pathologist, Spencer
  • Denise Lundell, ECSE Teacher/Consultant, Storm Lake
  • Patti Meyer, Audiometrist, Storm Lake
  • Jeff Tuttle, Van Driver, Pocahontas
  • Tim Youngdahl, Speech-Language Pathologist, Spencer 

Celebrating 10 Years

  • Roni Engeldinger, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Fort Dodge
  • Travis Schlenger, School Psychologist, Spencer





« Back

© 2003-2021 Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency. All Rights Reserved .