Certification Team

Our certification team is a dynamic group of educational leaders who provide expertise to program staff and review evidence that helps determine whether a school has met requirements needed for certification.

    • Dr. Dwight Watson, Dean, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa
    • Dr. Tom Narak, (Retired Superintendent) Government Relations Director, School Administrators of Iowa
    • Mae Hingtgen, Behavior Support Specialist, Dubuque Community Schools
    • DeAnne Blanchard, Special Education Consultant, Keystone AEA 1
    • Susan Bruce, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
    • Jaymie Randel, School Improvement Specialist, AEA 267
    • Sue Schirmer, Professional Development Consultant, Heartland AEA 11
    • Eric Neessen, Regional Administrator, Green Hills AEA
    • Lorie Spanjers, Special Education Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA 8
    • Mary Gannon, Attorney, Iowa Association of School Boards