AEA board members from across Iowa meet at AEA Boards conference

 Annually, AEA Board members from across Iowa gather in West Des Moines for the AEA Boards of Directors Conference. This year’s Conference was held on April 16 & 17 and AEA 267 board members (Bryan Burton, David Giese, Darshini Jayawardena, Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson, Dr. Debra Rich and Richard Vande Kieft) represented our agency. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Brad Buck, Director of the Iowa Department of Education, AEA Executive Director Brent Siegrist and our AEA Lobbyists and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. Special sessions were presented by the AEA Chief Administrators and Executive Directors– “AEA System Update,” Lisa Wilson, Grant Wood AEA – “Generations in the Workplace,” and Grant Lichtman, Author and Educational Consultant – “The Future of Learning”. A special treat this year was an Innovation Showcase held on the first evening, where students from across Iowa showcased some great programs and initiatives in which they are involved.

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