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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Prairie Lakes AEA honors staff members

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This spring, Prairie Lakes AEA recognized its staff who celebrated milestone years of service as well as those who were retiring. Through mergers, moves and transitions, our staff has stayed true to their passion of meeting the needs of children, students, families and educators.


Jan Kollasch, audiometrist, 25 years of service, Estherville. Betsy Moritz, KIDS coordinator, 18 years, Estherville Mary Paulson, speech language pathologist, 32 years, Estherville. Cheri Maehl, speech language pathologist, 24 years, Fort Dodge. Rebecca Nelson, special education teacher, 15 years, Fort Dodge, Youth Shelter Care.Barb Schons, speech language pathologist, 33 years, Storm Lake. Carol Scott, school social worker, 15 years, Storm Lake. Ceil Triggs, special education consultant, 20 years of service, Storm Lake. Trudy Anderson, special education consultant, 20 years, Webster City.

30 Years of Service:

Ann Gale, school psychologist, Algona. Don Messmer, school psychologist/chairperson, Fort Dodge. Sandy Johnson, van driver, Pocahontas. Carla Berkler, speech language pathologist, Rockwell City. Theresa Golden, zone coordinator, Spencer. Cheryl Petersen, early childhood special education teacher/consultant, Storm Lake. Gary Petersen, zone coordinator, Storm Lake. Kathleen Pomrenke, audiometrist, Storm Lake.

25 Years of Service

Jan Kollasch, audiometrist, Estherville. Debra Shelton, early childhoodspecial education teacher/consultant, Fort Dodge.

Susan Rasmussen, speech language pathologist, Jefferson. Steve Beeghley, human resources coordinator, Pocahontas Sandy Spangler, associate director of professional development, Pocahontas. Rich Feilmeier, speech language pathologist, Storm Lake. Mary Pauk, itinerant teacher of the hearing impaired, Webster City

20 Years of Service:

Diane Nelsen, transition coordinator/chairperson, Estherville

Maureen Salinas, audiologist, Fort Dodge. Shannon Hagen, secretary, Jefferson. Bonita McLarnan, graphic artist, Pocahontas. Pat Albright, school psychologist, Rockwell City. Trudy Anderson, special education consultant, Webster City

15 Years of Service:

Diane Capesius, speech language pathologist, Algona. Denise Engelby, certified occupational therapy assistant, Algona. Jean Christensen, audiometrist, Fort Dodge. Shannon De Moss, audiologist, Fort Dodge. Paula Laughlin, audiometrist, Fort Dodge. Mary Kay Sharkey, school social worker, Fort Dodge. Rebecca Nelson, special education teacher, Fort Dodge Youth Shelter Care. Carla Haupert, early childhood special education teacher/consultant, Jefferson. Harriet Adams, supervisor, Pocahontas. Jill Nedved, lending library supervisor, Pocahontas. Carol Scott, school social worker, Storm Lake. Brenda Prentice, secretary, Spencer.

10 Years of Service:

Jill Heinen, secretary, Algona. Joy Weier, speech language pathologist, Algona Coletta Jaeger, school psychologist, Estherville

Jim Hebert, maintenance supervisor, Fort Dodge. Deb Gade, human resources/communications assistant, Pocahontas. Lisa Lohman, information management system coordinator, Pocahontas. Linda Linn, school improvement consultant - gifted/talented, counselors, mentoring & induction, Spencer. Jackie Ohl, school improvement consultant - literacy, Spencer.