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Grant Wood Area Education Agency

Mark your calendars!

Aug. 17, 1 p.m.

All Agency Inservice, Prairie High School

Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m.

Grant Wood AEA Board Meeting, Sixth Street Office

Grant Wood AEA All Agency Inservice will feature Ted Stilwill

Ted Stilwill photo

Ted Stilwill
Chief Officer for State Consulting Services
Chief Operations Officer at Learning Point Associates

This year's All Agency Inservice meeting will be held at College Community School District's Prairie High School on the afternoon of August 17, starting with check-in at 1:00 p.m.

The featured keynoter for this year's session will be Ted Stilwill, former director of education in Iowa. Ted is currently employed by Learning Point in Naperville, Il. In his role with Learning Point, he has had an opportunity to visit a number of states and see, first-hand, how educational service agencies work in other states and the level of services they provide. Ted will share with us more about what he's seen and compare this to the Iowa system of AEAs.

Office Furniture For Sale

GWAEA rented used office furniture from Welter Storage during the flood reconstruction. The furniture will be available for direct purchase from Welters at reduced prices on August 1.

  • 18 five-drawer Steel Case file cabinets - $95.00 ea.
  • 7 Steelcase 9000 desks, hutch and returns - $150.00 ea.
  • 7 Steelcase office chairs - $25.00

Furniture styles can be viewed in the temporary business office location at the 33rd Ave. office. To reserve your order or ask questions, contact Jerry Cochrane at Ext. 6741. Choice of furniture will be based on the order requests were received.

Ferris wheel at sunset

Iowa's AEAs to feature booth at the Iowa State Fair

Visit Iowa's Area Education Agencies at the 2009 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23, in Des Moines.

For the second year, the AEAs will feature a booth in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building. The booth will highlight information about AEA services as well as the opportunity for visitors to share their personal AEA success stories.

Grant Wood AEA staff will participate in the booth on Sunday, August 23.

For information about the 2009 Iowa State Fair, visit

Upcoming Grant Wood AEA band performances

The Agency band provided the entertainment at the GWAEA Staff Recognition and Partnerships Banquet on May 7.
Here, Ron Fielder sings with John Berning on guitar and David Hurst on harmonica.

The Agency, a band which is comprised of current and retired Grant Wood AEA staff, will be making three live performances in the coming weeks. Their gigs are listed below. These events do have cover charges, since they are wine tasting events, but are open to the public.

Vineria store in Cedar Rapids - Friday, August 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

First Avenue Wine House in Cedar Rapids - Friday, August 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Secret Cellar in Shueyville - Friday, Sept 25 from 6 to 8 pm

Buy Sell or Trade

Jetsetter's International Travel Club meets Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30 at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery,1140 Blairs Ferry Rd., Cedar Rapids. Come find out about a June, 2010 trip to England, Scotland and Ireland with GWAEA School Psychologist Nancy Dearborn. RSVP to Nancy @ 319-573-5877. For a complete itinerary, see

Vacancies, August 7, 2009

The Bulletin Board is published and distributed weekly to all GWAEA staff and Board members. Buy, Sell or Trade items are run for 2 consecutive issues, unless we are notified to remove an item. If you wish to submit items, please do so by Wednesday of the week you wish the item to be posted. Send items via email to George Held in the Communications office (

Please note: The Bulletin Board is also posted on the agency's Web site and is publicly accessible. We recommend you use your office or voice mail phone number instead of your home telephone number for any items listed in this newsletter.

Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency's Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 1-800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

The Bulletin Board is the official employee information publication of Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 Sixth Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404