Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum and instruction resources are partnered with quality professional learning opportunities to support the development and implementation of teaching practices and to improve student learning. 

Assessment & Data

Assistance is provided in the gathering and analysis of student achievement data as well as data related to the learning environment. This information is used to assist schools in the development of goals and action plans to improve student learning.

Career & Technical Education CTE

The Career and Technical Education program connects careers with education. CTE broadly encompasses six service areas: agriculture, food, and natural resources; applied sciences, technology, engineering, and manufacturing; business, finance, marketing, and management; health science; human services; and information solutions.


Iowa AEAs, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and local school districts, are partnering with families to help all children learn to read. Extensive resources for Dyslexia are available on the Iowa Dyslexia Resources site. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s reading skills, contact your child’s teacher or principal.


Literacy services provide professional learning and coaching of instructional approaches in reading, writing, speaking, and listening for K-12 students. These efforts are designed to build a school learning community engaged in studying and promoting growth and student achievement in literacy.

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Math services provide professional learning and coaching of instructional approaches in Iowa Core mathematics, conceptual understanding, problem-based learning, and differentiated instruction for K-12 students.

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Postsecondary Readiness & Equity Partnership

Supports for college, career, and future readiness initiatives include data analysis curriculum support and opportunities to promote postsecondary readiness and success. This effort is part of a statewide AEA initiative called AEA PREP (Postsecondary Readiness and Equity Partnership). The five core service areas include data, transition, partnerships, rigor, and relevance.


Science services include support for the development and implementation of high-quality instructional practices that align with science standards, including professional learning and coaching.

School Improvement

The GPAEA School Improvement Team exists to build the capacity of educators to ensure legal compliance, support systemic collaboration, promote effective leadership and teaching, and use data to evaluate the impact and inform decision making in order to improve student learning.

Section 504

Section 504 is a federal law that protects the rights of persons with qualifying disabilities. It requires that recipients of federal funds make their programs and activities accessible to all persons with disabilities. If you are a parent and would like more information about Section 504 support, contact your district’s 504 Coordinator or building principal.

Important contacts

Staff Directory


Amanda Evans

Literacy Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Amanda Evans


Jaci Jarmes

Instructional Services Coordinator

641-682-8591 Email Jaci Jarmes


Melissa Kissell

Literacy Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Melissa Kissell


Jennifer Lamm

Literacy Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Jennifer Lamm


Brita Oyen

Literacy Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Brita Oyen


Amy Thacher

Literacy Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Amy Thacher


Kara Veach

Literacy Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Kara Veach


Katie Hash

Mathematics Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Katie Hash


Lynn Selking

Mathematics Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Lynn Selking


Amber Reed

School Improvement Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Amber Reed


Tammy Turner

School Improvement Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Tammy Turner


Jessica Vance

School Improvement Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Jessica Vance


Tracy Jarrett

Science Consultant

641-682-8591 Email Tracy Jarrett


Dave Edwards

Regional Planning Partnership Coordinator

641-682-8591 Email Dave Edwards