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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

Pre-Conference PDF Agenda
General Conference PDF Agenda
avatar for Jen Adams

Jen Adams

IDOE
Education Program Consultant
avatar for Kay Augustine

Kay Augustine

Iowa Department of Education
Project Director, School Climate Transformation
avatar for Mary Beilke

Mary Beilke

Iowa Department of Education
Consultant
avatar for Kathy Bertsch

Kathy Bertsch

IDOE
Consultant
JB

Justin Blietz

Cedar Rapids CSD
Associate Principal
avatar for Dr. Allison Bruhn

Dr. Allison Bruhn

University of Iowa
Associate Professor
avatar for Sue Chartier

Sue Chartier

Northwest AEA
School Improvement Consultant
JC

Justin Colbert

Liberty High School
Assistant Principal
MJ

Margaret Jensen Connet

Connet Consulting
Consultant
LD

Lora Daily

Iowa City CSD
Director of Learning Supports
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Andrea Danker

Green Hills AEA
School Improvement Consultant
avatar for Tabitha DeMey

Tabitha DeMey

Prairie Lakes AEA
School Improvement/Literacy Consultant
avatar for Judy Elliott, Ph.D.

Judy Elliott, Ph.D.

EduLead,LLC
CEO/President
CE

Cyndy Erickson, M.P.A.

CE Consulting
Independent Consultant
GF

Greg Feldmann

Iowa Department of Education
EPC
JF

Jessica Ferguson

Green Hills AEA
School Improvement Consultant
JF

Jackie Fober

Central Rivers AEA
PBIS Consultant
TG

Teresa Goehring

Okoboji CSD
PK-12 Success Coach and PBIS Coach
BG

Barb Guy

Iowa Department of Education
Director of Special Education
AH

Alicia Helle

Keystone AEA 1
Assistant Coordinator
PH

Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D.

Center for Social Behavior Support, Old Dominion University
Co-Director
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Ronda Hilbert

Grant Wood AEA
Special Education Literacy Coach
avatar for Lynn Hockenberry

Lynn Hockenberry

GHAEA
Literacy Consultant
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Nancy Hunt

Iowa Dept of Education
Education Consultant
SK

Scott Kibby

Liberty High School, Iowa City CSD
Principal
EL

Emily Lang

DMPS Central Campus
Teacher
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Daniel Lekin

Liberty High School
English Language Learners
avatar for Betsy Lin

Betsy Lin

Iowa Department of Education
ECSE Consultant
avatar for Beth Long

Beth Long

Liberty High School
Consumer Science
avatar for Thomas Mayes

Thomas Mayes

Iowa Department of Education
General Counsel
avatar for Pam McDonnell

Pam McDonnell

Iowa Department of Education
Consultant
AM

Anne Morgan

RPP 15 and 16 Coordinator
avatar for Dr. Bradley Niebling

Dr. Bradley Niebling

Iowa Department of Education
Chief, Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports
avatar for Barb Pline

Barb Pline

Keystone AEA
Special Education Consultant
AP

Amy Pope

Keystone AEA
Special Education Consultant
avatar for Deborah Reed

Deborah Reed

University of Iowa
Director, IRRC
avatar for Cindy Rurup

Cindy Rurup

Central Rivers AEA
School Social Worker/Special Education Team Rep
avatar for Henry Shepard

Henry Shepard

Expo/Alternative High School
Assistant Principal/PBIS Internal Coach
AS

Amy Stegeman

Iowa Department of Education
EC Consultant
avatar for Wendy Trotter

Wendy Trotter

Iowa Department of Education
Education Consultant
avatar for Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden

Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden

Spring Math
RISS Keynote Speaker
avatar for Kimberly Villotti

Kimberly Villotti

Iowa Department of Education
Administrative Consultant
avatar for Tina Wahlert

Tina Wahlert

Green Hills AEA
School Improvement Consultant
avatar for Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise

Iowa Department of Education
Director