About Us

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) is a regional agency that provides school improvement services for students, teachers and administrators, and early childhood services. The agency is an educational partner serving nearly 30,000 students in 38 public school districts and 11 nonpublic schools in a 14-county area of north central Iowa (Calhoun, Clay, Buena Vista, Dickinson, Emmet, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster & Wright).

Prairie Lakes AEA staff, schools and families work together to help all children reach their potential.

As an intermediate agency, Prairie Lakes AEA offers the kinds of services that can be provided most equitably, efficiently and economically on a regional or cooperative basis among school districts.

The mission of Prairie Lakes AEA is to ensure equitable, efficient, and effective educational services that prepare all Iowa children for a life well-lived.


Important contacts

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Susie Meade

Chief Administrator

712-335-6040 Email Susie Meade