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

Keystone Area Education Agency 1 does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.

Direct inquiries to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, 1400 Second Street NW, Elkader, IA 52043-9564; to the director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in Des Moines, IA; to the director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Kansas City, MO; or to the director of the Region VII Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Kansas City, MO.

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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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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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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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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