School administrators have access to the expertise of Central Rivers AEA staff to assist with meeting building and district goals. The administrative staff are always available to provide support and consultation to local school leaders. Please feel free to turn to any of the following staff with questions in his or her specific area of expertise.


 Central Rivers AEA Staff Member Areas of expertise
Sam 2018 19 Photo Sam Miller
Chief Administrator
LEA/AEA relations, bond issue/PPEL campaigns, leadership development,
legislation, organizational development, school board retreats, and school
Karl Kurt  Karl Kurt
Assistant Chief Administrator/
Director of Human Resources
Administrator/teacher evaluation, employee contracts, equity, negotiations, and technology support.
John Mckenzie Dr. Jon McKenzie
Director of Assessment and
Comprehensive Improvement
Data analysis, comprehensive, balanced and aligned assessment systems, program evaluation, and continuous improvement.
Mike Kalvig Michael Kalvig
Chief Financial Officer
Budget issues, Certified Annual Report (CAR), and financial audits.
Amy Knupp Photo 2018 19 Amy Knupp, Executive Director of Special Education All aspects of special education.
Julie Davies Dr. Julie Davies, Executive Director of Ed Services
Assessment, classroom instruction, comprehensive school improvement,
and curriculum development.
Beth Strike
Director of Creative Services and Communications
Communication planning, crisis communication, news media relations, graphic design services, print and production, and questions regarding agency services.
Lori Thomas Head Shot small
Executive Assistant/Board Secretary
Board of Directors meetings, board policies, superintendent meetings, transportation agreements, and general agency questions.