In early winter, Dr. Anne Sullivan, Assistant Chief Administrator/Director of Personnel, conducted focus groups with 12 groups in each region of the agency (Clear Lake, Marshalltown, and Cedar Falls). Each focus group was comprised of four to seven staff members including staff members from Educational Services, Early Childhood, Special Education consulting staff, and Speech Pathologists.
Participants were asked:
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
- What are your greatest challenges?
- What affect have recent financial cuts from the state had on your job and the people you serve?
- What else do you want me to know?
Staff members expressed a variety of views and opinions as well as appreciation for the opportunity. To learn more about the results, download the PowerPoint presentation shared at the February 8 AEA 267 Board of Directors meeting.