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Learn about student mental health services available through our AEAs; Engage in collaborative conversations focused on board-superintendent relationships; Revisit legislative advocacy process and discuss future focus; Gain insight into ongoing work related to Iowa leadership standards; Network new superintendents with veteran superintendents; and Support and promote our professional network.

9/19/2019 to 9/20/2019
When: Thurs., Sept. 19-Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
5 - 8:30 p.m. Thurs. and 8:30 - 11 a.m. Friday
Where: FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, Iowa  50023
United States
Contact: Amy Swanson

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Membership is open to any Iowa school superintendent who is an SAI member. The purpose of SAI Executive Leaders is to provide strategic leadership for system improvements that will result in quality educational outcomes for Iowa’s youth.


Thurs., Sept. 19 | 5 - 8:30 p.m.

5 p.m. Dinner   
5:30 p.m. Welcome, Overview of Agenda  Andy Crozier, Central Lee
5:45 p.m.  Student Mental Health Resources AEA Representatives
7 p.m. Break  
7:15 p.m. Panel and Table Discussions: Board-Superintendent Scenarios             
Roark Horn, SAI
8:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 20 | 8 – 11 a.m.

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
8:30 a.m.  Welcome, Overview of Agenda   Lisa Remy, West Des Moines 
8:40 a.m.

Legislative Advocacy Strategies and Updates                              

Dave Wilkerson, SAI
9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Update on Progress Toward New Standards for Iowa School Leaders  
Dana Schon, SAI
10:15 a.m.
Facilitated Table Discussions: Veteran and New Superintendents
Roark Horn, SAI
11 a.m.
Final Comments and Adjourn
Roark Horn, SAI

Hotel rooms

Request the SAI Executive Leaders room block at either the

  • AmericInn, 1610 SE Oralabor Rd., 515-964-2004 - $85.99; or
  • Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, 515-422-5555 - $114