Our Mission

Our Mission
To ensure equitable, efficient, and effective educational services that prepare all Iowa children for a life well-lived.
Key Partners
Children | Families | Educators
Core Values
AEA staff are committed to being Caring Partners that deliver Accountable Services. Caring Partners
  • Establish collaborative relationships with clients through frequent interactions, careful listening, and friendly, trustworthy behavior
  • Are highly-skilled professionals who are cognizant of service outcomes and consistently use available information and data to make improvements
  • Are creative in providing customized services that are responsive to client needs
  • Clarify expectations and respond to concerns, comments, or complaints in a timely manner
  • Treat all individuals respectfully
Accountable Services
  • Anticipate and respond to the needs, requirements, and expectations of clients
  • Surpass the client's expectations
  • Provide comprehensive, high-quality solutions (products, consultation, therapy, service, and/or support)
  • Result in increased learning, professional capacity, and/or system effectiveness
Essential Functions
Accelerate | Inspire | Innovate
Strategic Directions
  • Increase the well-being of students and staff
  • Develop Future Ready students, families, and educators
  • Synergize for equitable services without redundancies
  • Clarify and unify our PLAEA identity, value propositions, and communications
  • Increase staff knowledge, capacities, and skills