Welcome to Great Prairie AEA
As an educator in this area, we want you to know about the many resources available to you from GPAEA. 
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  • Ask your colleagues! The AEA has been serving locals schools for over 40 years, so veteran teachers will know all about us!
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What is an AEA and how can we help?
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Great Prairie AEA provides leadership and service to more than 35,000 students, 2,700 teachers, and administrators in 32 school districts, and 7 accredited, private schools across 6,360 square miles in Southeast Iowa. Great Prairie AEA's programs and services are agency-wide focusing on improving student performance.

A nine-member Board of Directors, who are selected by local school boards, oversees the operation of Great Prairie AEA. The Board sets policy and ensures that all programs and services are implemented in a manner consistent with those policies and the approved budget of the Agency.

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Here's to a great year ahead!
Great Prairie Area Education Agency works as an educational partner with public and accredited, nonpublic schools to help students, school staff, parents and communities. Great Prairie AEA provides professional development and leadership to promote school improvement, a variety of instructional services, special education support services, and technology and media services. It is the policy of the Great Prairie Education Agency not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Greg Manske, 3601 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601, (319) 753-6561 x1217, greg.manske@gpaea.org (employment practices) or Dr. Angelisa Fynaardt, 2814 N. Court Road, Ottumwa, IA 52501, (641) 682-8591 x5311, angelisa.fynaardt@gpaea.org (educational programs).