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, and you may join online. 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 late October or early November and the other in late 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.
2017-18 Steering Committee Members:
Chair Kevin Hatfield, West Branch CSD, representing superintendents in Grant Wood AEA
Vice Chair John Speer, College CSD, representing UEN superintendents
Russ Adams,  MOC-Floyd Valley CSD, representing superintendents in Northwest AEA
Dan Cox, Charles City CSD, representing the SAI Executive Committee
Bill Decker, Mississippi Bend AEA, representing superintendents in Mississippi Bend AEA and AEA chief administrators 
Devin Embray, Glenwood CSD, representing superintendents in Green Hills AEA
Pam Ewell, Van Buren CSD, representing superintendents in Great Prairie AEA
Larry Hunt, Dike-New Hartford CSD, representing superintendents in Central Rivers AEA
Cory Myer, North Iowa CSD, representing superintendents in 1A schools
Kerri Nelson, Shenandoah CSD, representing superintendents in 3A schools
Rob Olsen, Newell-Fonda and Albert City-Truesdale CSDs, representing Prairie Lakes AEA
Rich Powers, Bondurant-Farrar CSD, representing superintendents in Heartland AEA
Lisa Remy, West Des Moines CSD, representing superintendents in 4A schools
Kristen Rickey, West Delaware CSD, representing superintendents in Keystone AEA 
Amanda Schmidt, West Bend-Mallard and Emmetsburg CSDs, representing superintendents in 2A schools
SAI Staff:
Roark Horn, SAI executive director
Dana Schon, SAI professional learning director