“Meet the Team Monday” has been a huge success with our fans and over the last month, we introduced you to nine new members of the AEA 267 team:
- Lora Kester, Consultant for Reading/Language Arts has 20+ years of teaching experience. She told us that literacy is her passion and she feels fortunate to be in a position where supporting schools is a priority. In her free time, Lora loves being outdoors. She and her family enjoy riding bikes, camping and taking trips on their four-wheelers.
- Amanda Sanderman, Consultant for Science comes to us with an extensive background in education. She spent 15 years as a teacher and most recently was the School Partnerships Coordinator at Wartburg College. Amanda loves spending her free time outdoors with her husband and two teenage children. Her family serves as “puppy raisers”, where they train puppies to be placed with children with autism and veterans suffering from PTSD.
- Anna Phalen, Early Childhood Special Educator joins us from Clear Lake CSD, where she taught Kindergarten. Anna shared that education is “in her bones,” as she comes from a family of educators. In her spare time, she loves to walk and is a big supporter of the arts.
- Katie Reed, Early Childhood Special Educator received her degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and Graceland University. She previously taught at Castle Hill and in the Waterloo CSD. Katie told us she is excited to work for AEA 267 again. Her family of five, pet dogs, gardening, and baking keep her very busy when she is not at work.
- Kristin Langman, Media Technician received her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She recently moved to Iowa from Wisconsin with her cat, Mew.
- Angie Condon, Early Childhood Special Educator comes to us from East Marshall Community Schools. She has four children ranging in age from 6 to 16. In her free time, Angie enjoys sports and family game nights.
- Paul McNamara, Intervention Specialist at Bremwood School. Paul is a retired Army Officer who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He received his degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, Webster University, and the Command & General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Paul loves to fish with his youngest daughter and enjoys coaching and mentoring his two grandchildren in his free time.
- Rebecca Rother, Teacher of Behavior Disorders at Pinecrest Center-Mason City. Rebecca earned her degrees from Buena Vista and Capella University. She worked at Newman Catholic Schools before coming to AEA 267. In her spare time, Rebecca and her family enjoy all types of outdoor activities.
- Alison March, Physical Therapist earned her degree from the University of Iowa and worked in orthopedics at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin, Minnesota before joining AEA 267. Alison told us her biggest reward is helping a child make progress with their mobility and promoting their independence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones.
Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and join us in welcoming our new team members as well as congratulating those nominated to the AEA 267 “Hall of Fame!” #MTM #WowWednesday