The purpose of the Superintendents’ Advisory Committee is to provide a forum for both the planning and evaluation of the monthly Superintendents’ meetings. The committee also advises the Chief Administrator in relationship issues between local school districts and Central Rivers AEA.

Member Responsibilities:

Collaborate to plan monthly meetings that are meaningful and of high interest to all superintendents served by Central Rivers AEA.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:

  • Thursday, September 2, 2021 – to be held following the superintendents’ meeting
  • Monday, November 15, 2021 via Zoom – 10:30-12:00
  • Monday, February 7, 2022 via Zoom – 10:30-12:00
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022 – to be held following the superintendents meeting

2021-22 Committee Members:


  • Russell Reiter, Independence CSD

At Large

  • Dr. Jane Lindaman, Waterloo CSD
  • Dr. Andy Pattee, Cedar Falls CSD

Northeast Sector

  • BJ Meaney, Janesville CSD
  • Justin Stockdale, Dike-New Hartford CSD
  • Brad Laures, Denver CSD

Northwest Sector

  • Darwin Lehmann, Central Springs CSD & Forest City CSD
  • Tony Neuman, Alden CSD & Iowa Falls CSD
  • Mike Kruger, West Fork CSD

South Sector

  • Dr. Jared Smith, South Tama CSD
  • Dr. Adam Zellmer, Eldora-New Providence CSD & Hubbard-Radcliffe CSD
  • Brad Hohensee, BGM CSD

East Sector

  • Russell Reiter, Independence CSD
  • Nathan Marting, Jesup CSD
  • Dr. Tim Cronin, Dunkerton CSD

Central Rivers AEA Leadership Team

  • Sam Miller, Chief Administrator
  • Karl Kurt, Assistant Chief Administrator/Director of HR
  • Michael Kalvig, Chief Financial Officer
  • Beth Strike, Director of Creative Services & Communications
  • Amy Knupp, Executive Director of Special Education
  • Jen Sigrist, Executive Director of Educational Services
  • Rod Ball, Director of Special Programs
  • Amy Moine, Director of Professional Learning
  • Sarah Nelson, Director of Information Technology/Special Programs
  • Cari Teske, Director of Media

Past year’s meeting minutes

For more information, please contact Sam Miller, Chief Administrator or Lori Thomas, Executive Assistant/Board Secretary.