Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) is pleased to announce that Karl Kurt, currently the superintendent/elementary principal at the North Linn Community School District, has been selected as the agency’s new assistant chief administrator/director of human resources. Kurt will succeed Kathy Enslin, who has held the position since 2013 and will retire on June 30.
“I am excited to be part of AEA 267 staff and a member of their administrative team,” said Kurt. “It was very clear in our conversations that AEA 267 has a passion for and is focused on serving students, educators, and families. I look forward to joining the team and helping to continue to make a positive difference for those that are served by AEA 267.”
In his new position, Kurt will direct the human resources management of over 600 full and part-time staff members who provide special education and school improvement services, along with technology support for over 66,000 students and 5,000 educators throughout 18 counties of north central and northeastern Iowa.
“Karl brings a special set of skills and abilities to the position that will make him an amazing fit,” said Sam Miller, AEA 267 Chief Administrator. “His leadership skills in the areas of organizational culture, continuous improvement and human resources will be a tremendous asset to both our employees and the local schools we serve.”
Prior to taking the position at North Linn Community School District, Kurt served as superintendent at Central City Community Schools and high school principal at Independence. He has also served as an assistant principal and school psychologist.
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.