As many of you know, I spend a fair amount of time traveling around our service area meeting with those in our local school districts that are the recipients of your service. On a near daily basis, I’m meeting with superintendents, principals and teachers who share with me the challenges they are facing and how Central Rivers AEA staff members play a role in overcoming those challenges. To say that there is appreciation in the field for what you do is, honestly, a gross understatement. Put simply, you are doing an amazing job and I thank you! I have never been more proud of our agency and the important work we are doing in schools.
Later this month, I’ll be circulating around to our three main offices (along with some of our executive leadership) to provide updates on a variety of topics including budget, health insurance, and important initiatives such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). I hope you’ll be able to make time in your schedule to join us for the conversation and share your views on what’s happening in the field. We have a Zoom option available for those that are not able to attend in person. Please consider these meetings both an opportunity to hear updates and also a time to share your success stories, concerns, frustrations, or ideas for improvements in our agency. We are here to listen and collaborate.
Cedar Falls: October 22 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Marshalltown: Tuesday, October 23 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/649401473
Clear Lake Office: Monday, October 29 3:30-4:30 p.m.
See you soon!