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We currently do not have any open positions. Please check back regularly. 

Applicants of both genders, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

Department of Human Resources
Keystone Area Education Agency
1400 Second Street NW
Elkader, IA 52043

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Keystone AEA – in beautiful Northeast Iowa

Area Education Agencies (AEAs) were established in 1974 to deliver equal support services to Iowa's children and schools. Keystone AEA is located in beautiful northeast Iowa with a coverage area spanning nearly 5,000-square-miles. We serve 21 public school districts and 27 nonpublic schools in these counties: Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek. The area is defined by rolling hills, rivers and bluffs, vineyards, unique shops, parks, and endless recreational opportunities. Learn more.

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Agency Vision
Improving Learning and Living for All Students

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Agency Mission
The mission of Keystone AEA is to provide leadership to ensure equitable, effective, and efficient services for schools and families.

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Our Guiding Philosophy
Grounded in Service

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Core Value: Collaboration
Work with various stakeholders to achieve common goals that are clearly stated; this means all team members will take other perspectives into consideration, ensuring all voices are heard through honest conversations and positive communication

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Core Value: Mindful Service
Maintain awareness of our schools’ needs, while reflecting a “fair is not always equal” approach to services and disbursement of resources; this includes balancing the needs of our schools with responsibilities at the agency and state level

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Core Value: Professional Autonomy
Enable professionals to develop their skills through a growth mindset and to exercise their judgment to accomplish their work; this encourages independence, freedom, and innovation to make decisions and choices, which align to agency expectations


Keystone Area Education Agency shall not 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 Stan Rheingans, Administrator, or Teresa Bushman, Educational Equity Coordinator, 1400 2nd Street NW, Elkader, IA  52043-9564, (563) 245-1480. You may also contact the Director of the Office of Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education at or Email:

The board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors, and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the Agency to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.


Department of Human Resources
Keystone Area Education Agency
1400 Second Street NW
Elkader, IA 52043