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What's POP'n at Keystone?

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Discover what's POP'n at Keystone AEA by browsing our Plan On a Page


   We are #GroundedInService!

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Agency Mission
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.

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Our Guiding Philosophy
We are Grounded in Service

   Our core values in action

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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


Professional Expectations

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  • Professional Expectations should be utilized in upholding values.
  • Professional Expectations should be utilized to create the ideal culture. 



Ideal Culture

  • Service-oriented team
  • Focus on building capacity, not dependency
  • Mistakes viewed as learning opportunities
  • Respect of differences while supporting one another
  • Efficient and effective communication methods that change, as needed




Agency Goals

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.

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.  

Employee Excellence

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

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. 

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.

Guiding Philosophy

Grounded in service