ESSA Summer Institute has ended
A reminder to complete the ESSA June Institute EVALUATION for both Day 1 and Day 2!

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

Barb Guy

Iowa Department of Education
Director of Special Education
Barbara Guy is the Director of Special Education at the Iowa Department of Education and serves as the Principle Investigator for Iowa’s State Personnel Development Grant which funded the development of the SDI literacy work. In these roles she has worked with regional and local special educators to build state infrastructures and capacity to provide quality special education services and supports. Prior to her current work, Barb was Iowa’s education consultant for secondary transition.  Her broad perspectives of secondary transition derive from her work at the University of Minnesota with state systems change grants on transition, her experiences at the University of Kansas and teaching students with significant intellectual disabilities. This background has led to her recognition of the diverse needs of learners with disabilities and the belief that services and practices need to be flexible and broad enough to meet that diversity.  She is the author of several articles and book chapters on secondary transition of youth with disabilities.  In 2009 she was honored with the Mark Gold Innovative Practices in Transition Award from DCDT.