AEA 267 Chief Administrator accepts position with SAI

Dr. Roark Horn

Dr. Roark Horn

The Board of Directors of Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) announced today that Dr. Roark Horn has resigned as Chief Administrator to become the the Executive Director of School Administrators of Iowa (SAI). The Board will begin the search process for a new leader next month. Horn’s resignation will take effect July 1.

“We are genuinely sorry to see Roark go,” said Dr. Debra Rich, President of the AEA 267 Board of Directors. “He has played a pivotal role in guiding the agency through the many changes over the past five years and his leadership will be missed.”

In his position, Horn was the top leader over 615 full and part-time staff members who provide special education and school improvement services, along with technology support for over 62,000 students and 5,000 educators throughout 18 counties of north central and northeastern Iowa.

Prior to taking the position at AEA 267, Horn served as superintendent at both Hudson and Northeast Hamilton Community School Districts.  He has also served as a principal and teacher at Jesup Community Schools as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Iowa.

Area Education Agency 267, with service delivery centers in Cedar Falls, Clear Lake, and Marshalltown, is the largest AEA in the state in terms of geography and the number of school districts served. The mission of the agency is to provide educational leadership, services and support to positively impact children, families and educators within the local school districts served.

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