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Children’s Mental Health Listening Post: October 10, 2018

Area residents are invited to share personal experiences on children’s mental health services at a listening post set for 6:00-7:30PM on October 10, 2018, at the Carrie Lee Elementary Auditorium, 210 Vernon Street in Decorah.

Listening posts are being hosted at locations across Iowa* on behalf of the Children’s System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds in April. The board will review the information gathered from these listening posts as part of its charge to review existing resources and develop a strategic plan with specific recommendations to implement a better approach to help children with mental health issues. This report is due to the legislature on Nov. 15.

Two additional opportunities have been created for parents/children unable to attend the meeting outlined above.

A survey is available for those unable to attend a listening post. The deadline is Oct. 12.

An online listening post has been scheduled for October 4 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. To join from your computer, click on this URL: To join via phone, dial 1-646-876-9923 and when prompted, enter meeting code:  290-354-386

For more information, contact Jeff Herzberg at 515-570-2601. 


*Listening post meetings include:

Great Prairie AEA, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 North Main, Fairfield: Oct 8 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Mississippi Bend AEA, 729 21st St., Bettendorf: Oct 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Keystone AEA, Carrie Lee Elementary Auditorium, 210 Vernon Street, Decorah: Oct 10 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Northwest AEA, 940 Lincoln St SW., LeMars: Oct 2 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Green Hills AEA, 257 Swan St., Creston: Oct 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Prairie Lakes AEA, 500 NE 6th Street,  Pocahontas: Oct 3 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Central Rivers AEA, 9184 265th Street, Suite B, Clear Lake: Oct 10 6:00-7:30 pm
Grant Wood AEA, 4401 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids: Oct 11 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Heartland AEA, 6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston: Oct 8 from 5:30-7:00 pm

Keystone AEA welcomes new employees

Keystone AEA is pleased to introduce several new staff members as we kick off the 2018-19 school year. Please join us in welcoming them aboard!

new employees 2018

Taylor Baumgartner

School Psychologist

Erica Borgerding

School Social Worker

Tara Henry

Special Education Consultant

Megan Johannsen

Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing

Lyndi Leonard

Speech Language Pathologist

Richard Mejia

Technology Support Specialist

Jon Nordaas

Assistant Sector II Coordinator

Rebecca Peterson

Speech Language Pathologist

Alayna Schutte

School Psychologist

Greg Schutte

School Psychologist
New Hampton

Allyson Schwendinger

Speech Language Pathologist

Courtney Thompson

Speech Language Pathologist
West Union

Brett Thomsen

Technology Support Specialist

Tessa Tuetken

School Social Worker