Board of Directors

The Northwest AEA Board of Directors meet on the third Monday of each month. The location alternates between Sioux City & Le Mars. Each agenda will have the location identified.

Northwest AEA is governed by a nine-member citizen board of directors elected by area school boards. Each director serves a four-year term. Current board members include:


District 1     Amy Jurrens - Elected 2019

Central Lyon, George-Little Rock, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Rock Valley, Sibley-Ocheyedan, and West Lyon


District 2     Mike McAlpine - Vice President, Elected 2013

Akron-Westfield, Boyden-Hull, Sheldon, Sioux Center, and West Sioux


District 3     Roger Brinkert - President, Elected 2000

Cherokee, Kingsley-Pierson, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Remsen-Union, River Valley, and South O'Brien


District 4     Patrick Murphy - Elected 2019

Hinton, Le Mars, and MOC-Floyd Valley


District 5     Henry Jessen - Elected 2019

Ar-We-Va, OABCIG, Charter Oak-Ute, Denison, Galva-Holstein, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, and Schleswig


District 6     Amy Hueser - Elected 2021

Lawton-Bronson, Sgt. Bluff-Luton, Sioux City precinct 13, West Monona, Westwood, Whiting, and Woodbury Central


District 7     Julie DeGroot - Elected 2019

Sioux City precincts of 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 14, and territory in Plymouth County and Banner Concord precinct in Woodbury County


District 8     Connie Richardson Smith - Elected 2021

Sioux City precincts of 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and territory in Plymouth County


District 9     Chris Spicer - Elected 2021

Sioux City precincts of 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Roger Brinkert

Board Member

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Julie DeGroot

Board Member

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Amy Hueser

Board Member

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Henry Jessen

Board Member

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Amy Jurrens

Board Member

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Mike McAlpine

Board Member

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Patrick Murphy

Board Member

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Connie Richardson Smith

Board Member

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Chris Spicer

Board Member

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