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News Release

For Immediate Release
April 24, 2014

Grant Wood AEA
Communications Office


Grant Wood AEA to honor area educators, citizens and staff    

Grant Wood Area Education Agency will honor area educational partners and agency staff during its annual Staff Recognition and Partnerships Banquet planned for Thursday, May 8, 2014 at The Longbranch Hotel and Convention Center, 90 Twixt Town Rd NE, Cedar Rapids.

Educational Partner Awards will be presented to:

Friend of Education Award will be presented to:

  • Trisha Krsek, Parent

  • Anne Michael Langguth, Open Minds/Open Doors Keynote Presenter

Caring Colleague Awards will be presented to the following Grant Wood AEA employees:

  • Arlene Brant, Curriculum Consultant, Literacy

  • Kathleen Goslinga, Media Assistant

  • Keith Stamp, Regional Administrator

In addition, 91 Grant Wood AEA staff will receive recognition for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service. Also, 14 agency retirees will be honored representing a total of more than 260 years of service to
Grant Wood AEA.


This is the 25th year for the awards ceremony, which was established as a way for agency staff to show appreciation for local schools and citizens who provide exemplary educational leadership for children, and who demonstrate a partnering attitude in all they do. Honorees were nominated and chosen by agency staff.


Grant Wood AEA provides educational services for 32 public school districts and 22 approved nonpublic schools in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington counties.


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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 800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TELEPHONE: 319-399-6700 | 800-332-8488
Fax: 319-399-6457
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