School administrators have access to the expertise of Central Rivers AEA staff to assist with meeting building and district goals. The administrative staff are always available to provide support and consultation to local school leaders. Please feel free to turn to any of the following staff with questions in his or her specific area of expertise.


 Central Rivers AEA Staff Member Areas of expertise
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Chief Administrator
LEA/AEA relations, bond issue/PPEL campaigns, leadership development,
legislation, organizational development, school board retreats, and school
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Assistant Chief Administrator/
Director of Human Resources
Administrator/teacher evaluation, employee contracts, equity, and negotiations.
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Chief Financial Officer
Budget issues, Certified Annual Report (CAR), and financial audits.
Amy Knupp Photo 2018 19 150x150 removebg preview Amy Knupp, Executive Director of Special Education

All aspects of special education and mental health supports.

Jen Sigrist D23 0002 150x150 removebg preview Jen Sigrist, Executive Director of Educational Services

Assessment, classroom instruction, comprehensive school improvement, and curriculum development. Instructional & digital learning resources, tech integration, student-centered learning, and Future Ready.

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Director of Creative Services and Communications
Communication planning, crisis communication, news media relations, graphic design services, print and production, and questions regarding agency services.
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Executive Assistant/Board Secretary
Board of Directors meetings, board policies, superintendent meetings, transportation agreements, and general agency questions.