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.

Quarterly Meeting Agendas & Minutes

All meetings will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

2022-23 Committee Members


  • Justin Stockdale, Dike-New Hartford CSD

At Large

  • Dr. Andy Pattee, Cedar Falls CSD
  • Dr. Jared Smith, Waterloo CSD
  • Dr. Janet Stutz, Grinnell-Newburg CSD
  • Barb Schwamman, Osage CSD

Northeast Sector

  • Justin Stockdale, Dike-New Hartford CSD
  • Brad Laures, Denver CSD
  • Dr. Ed Klamfoth, Waverly-Shell Rock CSD

Northwest Sector

  • Tony Neuman, Alden CSD & Iowa Falls CSD
  • Mike Kruger, West Fork CSD
  • Erik Smith, AGWSR CSD & Gladbrook-Reinbeck CSD

South Sector

  • Dr. Adam Zellmer, Eldora-New Providence CSD & Hubbard-Radcliffe CSD
  • Brad Hohensee, BGM CSD
  • Tony Ryan, East Marshall CSD

East Sector

  • Russ Reiter, Independence CSD
  • Dan Fox, East Buchanan CSD
  • Jay Marley, Tripoli 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
  • Kay Schmalen, 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.