Fort Dodge Middle School

Prairie Lakes AEA Staff Assignments

Building Coordinator-Hope Brown

A Building Coordinator will serve as the point of contact for your buildings in all of your school improvement/MTSS/ESSA work. A Building Coordinator will work with your leadership teams to help carry out ESSA plans, PD plans, analyze data, examine healthy indicators, or secure additional resources needed to ensure all students are learning at high levels. This position will assist with building and systems considerations while meeting regularly with your leadership teams and monthly with the AEA staff serving your buildings.

Special Education Consultant- Kristine Randell

Special Education Consultants are essential team members in the child find process and play an important role during evaluations in determining eligibility for special education services. They collaborate with team members to complete evaluations such as diagnostic academic assessments. In addition, they analyze data to assist teams in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and appropriate goals.

School Social Worker-Mary Kay Sharkey

School Social Workers are essential team members in the child find process and play an important role during evaluations in determining eligibility for special education services. They collaborate with team members to complete evaluations such as functional behavior assessments. In addition, they analyze data to assist teams in the development of intervention plans and individualized education plans with fidelity to improve social skills and appropriate behaviors.

Regional Administrator-Pam Stangeland

Regional Administrators provide leadership to AEA staff to enable them to work effectively in support of local district improvement planning and implementation efforts. They serve as a resource to AEA staff, school administrators and school district staff on the collaborative problem solving process and AEA service delivery initiative. In addition, they provide guidance and best practice to meet the needs of districts, families, and students.

Your PLAEA Partners

Each school is served by a team of specialists from Prairie Lakes AEA that support Special Education, Early Childhood, Media, Technology, and areas including gifted/talented, literacy, math, social studies, and science. Click here to discover the PLAEA staff members who work with your school.