GHAEA Statements



Goal 1: 
Every Iowa child in the area served by GHAEA will be proficient in reading and mathematics by the end of third grade. (As measured by the state assessment.) 

Goal 2: 
The percentage of students on IEPs showing "ambitious rate of progress" in the areas of mathematics and literacy will increase by 10% each year.

Goal 3:
Through collaboration with Local Education Agency (LEAs) and in partnership with students, families, businesses, community agencies, and the Iowa Department of Education, Green Hills Area Education Agency (GHAEA) will ensure every student graduates from high school “Future Ready.”

Mission Statement

GHAEA will…

  • collaboratively advocate for families, communities and schools to help them achieve their goals by providing dedicated professional consultation and quality system-wide supports.

Vision Statement

GHAEA - ALL we serve will have the…

  • Vision to see all possibilities, courage to take risks, will to succeed, power to make a difference.

Guiding Principles

GHAEA is dedicated to:

  • innovative practice that will lead to increased learning for all.
  • growing and maintaining relationships that enhance partnerships.
  • ensuring that all students and stakeholders can achieve and perform at increasingly higher levels.
  • providing equitable and exemplary resources and support.


We Believe:
  • connections are established by being responsive, visible, and attentive to stakeholders' needs.
  • in valuing and utilizing the collective strengths of both internal and external individuals and teams
  • progress will be advanced through honest, trusting, and informed conversations
  • learning will occur in a safe environment that allows for risk-taking
  • listening to the ideas of others leads to an openness to change.
  • 'possibilities thinking' will broaden the view of education.
  • using research and data to make informed decisions will strengthen our system

Equity Statement
Green Hills AEA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity in its employment practices or on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or economic status in its educational programs and activities, or as otherwise prohibited by statute or regulation. For more information concerning application of this statement or the grievance procedure contact Lori Kinyon, Equity Coordinator, Green Hills AEA, 257 Swan St., Creston, IA 50801, 712-366-0503 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..