SAI Executive Leaders

The Executive Leaders group was formed to replace City Superintendents of Iowa that voluntarily disbanded in support of creating a new entity. This group is under the auspices of SAI.

Membership is open to any Iowa school superintendent who is an SAI member. Contact the SAI office to join. The purpose of SAI Executive Leaders is to provide strategic leadership for system improvements that will result in quality educational outcomes for Iowa’s youth.
The group was formed in recognition of the unique contributions all superintendents can make to systems improvements and will focus on four strategies:
Strategy 1 – Collective Advocacy
Strategy 2 – Collective Growth
Strategy 3 – Collective Celebrations
Strategy 4 – Collective Partnerships 
There will be at least two meetings annually, one to occur in the fall and the other in January. A user fee of $50 will be assessed to each superintendent who wishes to be a member to offset meeting costs.  
If you have questions, please contact members of SAI Executive Leaders Steering Committee or SAI staff members.
2022-23 Steering Committee members:
Chair Janet Stutz, Grinnell CSD, representing Central Rivers AEA superintendents
Vice Chair Erin Slater, Fort Madison CSD, representing Great Prairie AEA
Greg Batenhorst, Mount Vernon CSD, representing Grant Wood AEA superintendents 
Brad Buck, Waukee CSD, representing SAI's Executive Committee
Dan Butler, Western Dubuque CSD, representing Keystone AEA superintendents 
Dan Cox, Northwest AEA, representing AEA chief administrators
Justin Daggett, Manson-NW Webster CSD, representing Prairie Lakes AEA superintendents
Devin Embray, Glenwood CSD, representing Green Hills AEA superintendents
Dirk Halupnik, Southeast Polk CSD, representing UEN superintendents
Mike Kruger, West Fork CSD, representing 2A school superintendents
Kimberly Lingenfelter, Cherokee CSD, representing Northwest AEA superintendents
Kerri Nelson, Shenandoah CSD, representing 3A school superintendents
Rich Powers, Bondurant-Farrar CSD, representing Heartland AEA superintendents 
Amanda Schmidt, West Bend-Mallard CSD, representing 1A school superintendents
TJ Schneckloth, Davenport CSD, representing 4A school superintendents 
Erin Slater, Fort Madison CSD, representing Great Prairie AEA
Janet Stutz, Grinnell CSD, representing Central Rivers AEA superintendents
Mike VanSickle, Louisa-Muscatine CSD, representing Mississippi Bend AEA superintendents
SAI staff:
Lisa Remy, SAI executive director
Dana Schon, SAI professional learning director