Heartland Area Education Agency works in partnership with public and accredited private schools to provide education services, programs, and resources for improving the learning outcomes and well being of all children and youth in central Iowa. Heartland's reach extends to children from birth to 21 years of age and families, educators, and communities.
Heartland serves 53 school districts and 30 accreditted non-public schools. They have served 150,000 students and 9,300 educators since their founding in 1975. Their mission is to provide serves and leadership in partnership with families, schools, and communities that improve the learning outcomes and well being of all children and youth.
They teach students, provide direct services to students with special needs, consult with teachers, principals, and superintendents, meet with parents, lead school-community meetings, and undertake many other tasks to improve teaching and learning. In theory, if Heartland AEA fosters innovation, embraces systems improvement, provides focused services to all children and schools, creates support systems for a diverse workforce that cultivate collective responsibility and develop staf capacity then they will achieve imporved outcomes for children and youth.
To contact Heartland AEA, visit their website at www.heartlandaea.org or call 515-270-9030 or 800-362-2720