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Board of Directors

 

Keystone AEA is governed by a nine-member board of directors, elected by local school boards. Nine members, each represent between one and five school districts within a director district.  The Board is the policy-making body with powers and duties delegated by state laws and guidelines. Board meetings are the third Monday of the month but are subject to change.

Board Officers:

President: Sue Updegraff
Vice President: Nancy Bradley
Chief Executive Officer/Administrator: Stan Rheingans
Secretary: Julie Tschirgi
Treasurer: Sharon Houg

Jan Kreitzer
Director District 1
Janet Kreitzer
Cresco
Term expires 2025

Decorah (part) Howard-Winneshiek, New Hampton, Riceville, Turkey Valley

Mike Haluska

Director District 2
Michael Haluska
Decorah
Term expires 2027

Central, Decorah (part), Postville, South Winneshiek

Dr. Bill Withers
Director District 3
Bill Withers, M.D.
563-568-3844 or 563-568-8857

Waukon
Term expires 2025

Allamakee, Clayton Ridge, Eastern Allamakee, Edgewood-Colesburg, MFL MarMac

Sue Updegraff
Director District 4
Sue Updegraff
West Union
Term expires 2027

North Fayette Valley, Oelwein, Starmont, West Central

Ed Poynor

Director District 5
Ed Poynor
Manchester
Term expires 2027

Maquoketa Valley, West Delaware, Western Dubuque (part)

Sue Ross

Director District 6
Sue Ross
Epworth
Term expires 2025

Dubuque (part), Western Dubuque (part)

Nancy Bradley
Director District 7
Nancy Bradley
Dubuque
Term expires 2025
Dubuque (part)

Jean McDonald

Director District 8
Jean McDonald
Dubuque
Term expires 2027
Dubuque (part) 

Cindy Steffens

Director District 9
Cindy Steffens
Dubuque
Term expires 2027
Dubuque (part) 


 

For more information about the Keystone AEA Board of Directors please contact Julie Tschirgi.

Julie Tschirgi

Board Secretary / Administrative Assistant

Operations Committee
Mike Haluska, Chair
Jan Kreitzer
Jean McDonald
Cindy Steffens
 

Personnel Committee
Jan Kreitzer, Chair
Nancy Bradley
Sue Ross
Mike Haluska
 

Policy Committee
Bill Withers, M.D., Chair
Jean McDonald
Ed Poynor
Cindy Steffens 

Accreditation Committee
Nancy Bradley, Chair
Ed Poynor
Sue Ross
Bill Withers, M.D.
 

Ex-officio for all committees:
Sue Updegraff, President and Stan Rheingans, Administrator


IASB Delegate Assembly / IASB Legislative Action Network: Mike Haluska (Bradley, alternate)
Iowa Association of AEAs Board of Directors and AEA Purchasing Board of Directors: Sue Updegraff (Kreitzer, alternate)
Keystone AEA Equity Committee Members: Mike Haluska, Annette Hyde, Tesha Moser


Keystone AEA serves as the fiscal agent for Iowa Association of Area Education Agencies (more)