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Administrators

Those who lead and inspire.

Prairie Lakes AEA connects school leaders to resources that enhance the effectiveness of their work of directing, supporting, and sustaining district-wide and/or building-wide school improvement. By providing professional learning, consultation on compliance issues and networking outlets,  we support district and building leadership teams in enhancing the knowledge and skills needed to enhance the effectiveness of their work of directing, supporting and sustaining district-wide and/or building-wide school improvement.

Locate resources specifically for superintendents and other building administrators.

Superintendents




Superintendent meetings are held from 9:30 a.m.-noon September-May in the Pocahontas office. Lunch is provided. The superintendents also meet weekly at 8 a.m. each Tuesday via Zoom.
Contact: Dr. Susie Meade, PLAEA Chief Administrator

2022-23 Meeting Dates

  • Sept. 6
  • Oct. 4
  • Nov. 1
  • Dec. 6
  • Jan. 3
  • Feb. 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2

Principals




Team members from Iowa’s AEAs facilitate a Principals’ Network for all principals via Zoom. The network will be  from 9-10 a.m. on these dates:

2022-23 Meeting Dates

  • Sept. 30
  • Oct. 31
  • Nov. 30
  • Jan. 31
  • Feb. 28
  • March 31
  • May 1

Curriculum Directors




Statewide Updates from 8:30-10 a.m. originate from Heartland AEA. The PLAEA portion is held from 10-11:30 a.m. Zoom details, meeting details, agenda, and other information available at this link. Contact Tabitha DeMey, Facilitator of Educational & Media Services.

2022-23 Meeting Dates

  • Sept. 2
  • Oct. 7
  • Nov. 4
  • Dec. 6
  • Jan. 6
  • Feb. 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5

Special Education Directors




Team members from Iowa’s AEAs facilitate a Special Education Network via Zoom. The network will be from 1-2 p.m. the dates listed below. Contact: Kris Ahrens, Special Education Director

2022-23 Meeting Dates

  • Aug. 9
  • Oct. 11
  • Jan. 10
  • April 5