Communications & Media Relations

Photo Release Forms

STUDENTS: Collecting audio, video, or photos from subjects under age 18 that might be posted online, shared public, shared with individuals outside the agency, used in a classroom, or in training.



Dissemination of Information & Materials For External Organizations

Great Prairie AEA has guidelines for disseminating materials from external organizations, whether via our van delivery service or via electronic means. Click here to view the Guidelines.

Publications & Media

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Visit GPAEA News to stay informed about the latest news from Great Prairie Area Education Agency and our school districts. 

The Cornerstone is our official external Agency newsletter published nine times yearly and is distributed electronically to teachers, legislators, administrators, board members, and selected business and community leaders.

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An Educator's Guide to GPAEA

As an educator in this area, we want you to know about the many resources available to you and your students from Great Prairie Area Education Agency (AEA).

Click here to learn more.


Great Prairie AEA Brochure

What services does Great Prairie AEA provide?

Great Prairie Area Education Agency is one of 9 Area Education Agencies created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. Support to local schools is provided through two service areas: Instructional Services and Special Education.

Click here to view the brochure!

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Great Prairie AEA Board of Directors

Who are the Great Prairie AEA Board of Directors?

Great Prairie Area Education Agency is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors. Each Board member is elected according to population, with each district representing approximately the same number of people in our fourteen-county area.

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Great Prairie AEA Beginning of the Year

This flyer introduces Great Prairie AEA programs and services.

Click here to download a PDF

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Video: Welcome to GPAEA

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Great Prairie AEA provides leadership and service to more than 35,000 students, 2,700 teachers, and administrators in 32 school districts and 9 accredited private schools across 6,360 square miles in Southeast Iowa. Great Prairie AEA's programs and services are agency-wide focusing on improving student performance. Updated 8-1-2023


Important contacts

Staff Directory


Jennifer Woodley

Public Relations Coordinator/Administrative Asst & Board Secretary

641-682-8591 Email Jennifer Woodley


Laurie Selters

Receptionist/Communications Secretary

641-682-8591 Email Laurie Selters