Update on changes in leadership roles

Melissa Tandy

Welcome Melissa Tandy, Regional Administrator for Region 8 beginning July 1, 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to announce a new leadership appointment to support the integrated services model in addition to some new Regional Administrator assignments. The AEA 267 Administrative Cabinet made a decision to identify a “Lead Regional Administrator” whose primary role will be to help ensure unified efforts across our regions, our disciplines, and to help support Amy Knupp in her new role as an Executive Director. The lead will also serve as a liaison to the Administrative Cabinet helping to ensure that goals and actions are implemented with fidelity in addition to monitoring results. Justin Stockdale has been tapped for this new role which will begin on July 1. Congratulations, Justin!

With Justin taking on additional responsibilities, the agency has asked Melissa Hesner to assume his role in Region 7 (Waterloo), reassigned Justin to Region 10, and hired a new Regional Administrator for Region 8.

The agency welcomes Melissa Tandy, currently a Facilitator of Special Education with Grant Wood AEA to the new Regional Administrator position for Region 8. Melissa holds Masters degrees in both Teaching (emphasis in Special Education/Multi-categorical Disabilities; Secondary Education) and Education (emphasis in Educational Leadership). In addition to her role as a Facilitator for Special Education, she has served as a Special Education Consultant, and secondary special education teacher. Welcome Melissa!

These reassignments will take place on July 1. Thank you in advance for your patience, open-mindedness and flexibility during the upcoming transition!

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