Jim Gorman, Northwest AEA director of special education, was recently recognized by the Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education (I-CASE) with its Distinguished Service Award. The award, which recognizes individuals making significant contributions to programs and services for students with disabilities, was presented by I-CASE at its October 23 state meeting in Des Moines.

Jim started his career as a speech-language pathologist for Keystone AEA in Elkader, Iowa, in 1977. He has worked at four of Iowa’s AEAs over his career. He was the regional supervisor for Special Education at AEA 4 in Sioux Center before being named co-director of special education at Northwest AEA when AEA 4 and Western Hills AEA merged in 2006. He became the director of special education at Northwest AEA in 2010.

Jim holds a master’s degree from Northeast Missouri State University.

*In the photo, Jim Gorman stands with Jean Peters, director of special education for the Sioux City CSD.