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About Keystone AEA

Stan Rheingans


Tesha Moser

Associate Administrator/Director of Educational Services

Annette Hyde

Director of Special Education


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Keystone Area Education Agency is dedicated to providing the children of Northeast Iowa with the best possible educational opportunities. Through its partnerships with local schools, teachers, and parents, Keystone AEA will continue to provide services that put children first in Northeast Iowa.

Area Education Agencies (AEAs) were established in 1974 to deliver equal support services to Iowa's children and schools. Keystone AEA provides quality services to 21 public school districts and 21 nonpublic schools, covering nearly 5,000-square-miles. Keystone AEA serves eight counties in Northeast Iowa. These are: Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.


Keystone AEA is dedicated to providing impactful leadership and innovative services that ensure districts have access to equitable, effective, and efficient resources which engage and empower schools and families to thrive in a rapidly changing world by improving learning and living for all students.

Guiding Philosophy

Grounded In Service


Our Goals

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Children and Families

Empower every student through the delivery of high-quality services that equip them with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and confidence to pursue their dreams.

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Educators and School Leaders

Expand the capacity and effectiveness of educators through targeted professional learning, encouragement of innovation, and support for the implementation of impactful practices.  

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Employee Excellence

Ensure a high-performing team through the recruitment, hiring, development and retention of talented, caring, service-oriented professionals.


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Effective, Equitable, and Efficient Resource Management

Maximize the use of resources to align with Agency goals and with individual district needs while maintaining fiscal stability.


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Community Collaboration

Foster engagement and partnerships with the diverse stakeholders of Northeast Iowa to build greater mutual understanding of Keystone AEA’s services and their impact.



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