Grant Wood AEA Program Helps Retain New Teachers in Local Schools
“There is a national trend of fewer teachers entering the field of education, and there’s a growing trend of educators who are leaving the profession,” commented Grant Wood AEA Chief Administrator John Speer. “Our partnering districts looked to us for help with not just retaining these teachers, but helping new professionals be as effective as possible in today’s classroom settings.”
How we help educators, students & families
One of the reasons Grant Wood AEA is given the title of top Iowa workplace so often is thanks to the supportive staff at the agency.
Keeping students on track
Grant Wood Area Education Agency staff researched high leverage resources from the Iowa Department of Education in order to best support area educators in accelerating student learning following the pandemic.
Grant Wood AEA offers opportunities for professional learning to enhance educator skills.
Guidance for Parents
Resources, specialized training and support helps families in their efforts to reduce barriers to their students' learning.
What we are proud of
Grant Wood Area Education Agency has been rated a top workplace seven years in a row.
Percent of our budget went to special education services in 2020.
Area teachers received professional training through Grant Wood AEA last year.
public school districts across 7 counties are served by Grant Wood AEA.
We’ve been working with your services since our daughter was very young. Grant Wood AEA performed screenings for her, and spent time explaining to us the ‘why’ behind the tests and what the results meant, and that’s very helpful information for a parent.