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UEN Steering Committee Agendas & Minutes

The UEN Steering Committee meets in the capacity of the organization's board of directors and is composed of eight representatives from the UEN Founding Member districts, made up of four superintendents and four school board members. Steering Committee members serve a four-year term on a rotating schedule. Additionally, a superintendent or a board member of each additional member district is also invited to meetings and each UEN member district has a vote. More details on UEN Steering Committee responsibilities can be found in the UEN Bylaws.

2024-25 UEN Steering Committee

More information and contact information for UEN leaders can be found at UEN Officers.

Chair TJ Schneckloth Superintendent, Davenport CSD
Chair-Elect Amy Hawkins Superintendent, Dubuque CSD
Chair-Elect (2) Rod Earlywine Superintendent, Sioux City CSD
Past-Chair Matt Degner Superintendent, Iowa City CSD
Committee Member Cindy Garlock Board Member, Cedar Rapids CSD
Committee Member Astor Williams Board Member, Waterloo CSD
Committee Member TBD

Board Member, Des Moines Public Schools

Committee Member TBD Board Member, Council Bluffs CSD
Treasurer Jared Smith

Superintendent, Waterloo CSD

2024-25 Steering Committee Meetings

Meeting Date/Time Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2024
10 - 11 am - Leadership Orientation
11 am - 1 pm - Steering Committee/Supts Meeting
Via Zoom
   

November 20, 2024
10am-Noon Supts Meeting
12-12:30 Supts/Steering Committee Lunch
12:30-3pm Steering Committee
TBD in Des Moines

6-8:30pm Annual Dinner
Hilton Des Moines Downtown

   
February 7, 2025
12-1 via Zoom
   

May 9, 2025
10am-Noon Supts Meeting
12-12:30 Supts/Steering Committee Lunch
12:30-2pm Steering Committee
TBD in Des Moines or Via Zoom

   

2023-24 UEN Steering Committee

More information and contact information for UEN leaders can be found at UEN Officers.

Chair Matt Degner Superintendent, Iowa City CSD
Chair-Elect TJ Schneckloth Superintendent, Davenport CSD
Chair-Elect (2) Amy Hawkins Superintendent, Dubuque CSD
Past-Chair Vickie Murillo Superintendent, Council Bluffs CSD
Committee Member

Ian Roberts (11/2023 - 6/2024),
Kelli Soyer
(7/2023 - 11/2023)

Superintendent, Des Moines Public Schools,
Board Member, Des Moines Public Schools
Committee Member

Astor Williams
(1/2024 - 6/2024)
Sue Flynn
(7/2023 - 11/2023)

Board Member, Waterloo CSD
Committee Member Cindy Garlock Board Member, Cedar Rapids CSD
Committee Member Jan George

Board Member, Sioux City CSD


2023-24 Steering Committee Meetings

Meeting Date/Time Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2023
10 - 11 am - Leadership Orientation
11 am - 1 pm - Steering Committee/Supts Meeting
West Des Moines Learning Resource Center, Community Room,
3550 Mills Civic Parkway,
West Des Moines

09/22/2023
Orientation Agenda

09/22/2023
Steering Committee Agenda

09/22/2023
Minutes

November 14, 2023
1-2 pm Via Zoom

11/14/2023
Agenda
11/14/2023
Minutes

November 15, 2023
10am-Noon Supts Meeting
12-12:30 Supts/Steering Committee Lunch
12:30-3pm Steering Committee
West Des Moines Learning Resource Center, Community Room,
3550 Mills Civic Parkway,
West Des Moines

6-8:30pm Annual Dinner
Hilton Des Moines Downtown

11/15/2023
Agenda
11/15/2023
Minutes
February 9, 2024
11 am via Zoom
02/09/2024
Agenda
02/09/2024
Minutes
May 10, 2024
12pm In Person at ISFIS Office,
1201 63rd Street, Des Moines
or via Zoom
05/10/2024
Agenda

Pending
Approval


2023-24 Workgroups

To facilitate the work of the UEN, the Steering Committee empowers the UEN Executive Director to create working groups on various topics. These groups meet as needed throughout the year, typically via Zoom.

  • UEN Bylaws/Membership Workgroup - Founding 8 District Superintendents: Matt Degner (Iowa City), Amy Hawkins (Dubuque), Vickie Murillo (Council Bluffs), TJ Schneckloth (Davenport), Tawana Grover (Cedar Rapids), Ian Robers (Des Moines), Rod Earleywine (Sioux City), Jared Smith (Waterloo)
  • UEN Legislative Workgroup - Michelle Morse (Bettendorf), Cindy Garlock (Cedar Rapids), Doug Wheeler (College), Ian Roberts (Des Moines), Amy Hawkins (Dubuque), Jan George (Sioux City)

2022-23 UEN Steering Committee

More information and contact information for UEN leaders can be found at UEN Officers.

Chair Matt Degner Superintendent, Iowa City CSD
Chair-Elect TJ Schneckloth Superintendent, Davenport CSD
Chair-Elect (2) Amy Hawkins Superintendent, Dubuque CSD
Past-Chair Vickie Murillo Superintendent, Council Bluffs CSD
Board Member Kelli Soyer Board Member, Des Moines Public Schools
Board Member Sue Flynn Board Member, Waterloo CSD
Board Member Daniel Gosa Board Member, Davenport CSD
Board Member Perla Alarcon-Flory Board Member, Sioux City CSD

2022-23 Steering Committee Meetings

Meeting Date/Time Agenda Minutes
September 23, 2022
10 - 11 am - Leadership Orientation & Networking
11 am - 1 pm - Steering Committee/Supts Meeting
Community Colleges of Iowa
855 E Court Ave, Des Moines, 50309
(or via Zoom)
09/23/2022
Agenda
09/23/2022
Minutes

November 16, 2022
1-2pm Supts Meeting
2-3pm Steering Committee
6-8:30pm Annual Meeting
Des Moines Downtown Hilton

11/16/2022
Agenda
11/16/2022
Minutes
February 10, 2023
11 am via Zoom
02/10/2023
Agenda
02/10/2023
Minutes
May 12, 2023
12 pm In Person
ISFIS, 1201 63rd Street, Des Moines
or via Zoom
05/12/2023
Agenda
05/12/2023
Minutes

2022-23 Workgroups

To facilitate the work of the UEN, the Steering Committee empowers the UEN Executive Director to create working groups on various topics. These groups meet as needed throughout the year, typically via Zoom.

  • UEN Bylaws/Membership Workgroup - Noreen Bush (Cedar Rapids), Matt Degner (Iowa City), Amy Hawkins (Dubuque), Vickie Murillo (Council Bluffs), TJ Schneckloth (Davenport), Matt Smith (Des Moines), Rod Earleywine (Sioux City), Jared Smith (Waterloo)
  • UEN Legislative Workgroup - Matt Adams (West Des Moines), Perla Alarcon-Flory (Sioux City), Doug Wheeler (College), Matt Degner (Iowa City), Matt Smith (Des Moines), Kelli Soyer (Des Moines)

2021-22 UEN Steering Committee

Chair Noreen Bush Superintendent, Cedar Rapids CSD
Chair-Elect Stan Rheingans Superintendent, Dubuque CSD
Chair-Elect (2) Jane Lindaman Superintendent, Waterloo CSD
Past-Chair Vickie Murillo Superintendent, Council Bluffs CSD
Board Member Kelli Soyer Board Member, Des Moines Public Schools
Board Member JP Claussen Board Member, Iowa City CSD
Board Member Daniel Gosa Board Member, Davenport CSD
Board Member Perla Alarcon-Flory Board Member, Sioux City CSD

2021-22 Steering Committee Meetings

Meeting Date/Time Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2021
11 am via Zoom
09/24/2021
Agenda
09/24/2021
Minutes
November 17, 2021
1 pm in Des Moines
11/17/2021
Agenda
11/17/2021
Minutes
December 10, 2021
11:30 am via Zoom
(immediately before Supts Job Alike)
12/10/2021
Agenda
12/10/2021
Minutes
February 11, 2022
11 am via Zoom
02/11/2022
Agenda
02/11/2022
Minutes
May 20, 2021
11 am via Zoom
05/20/2022
Agenda
05/20/2022
Minutes

2021-22 Workgroups

To facilitate the work of the UEN, the Steering Committee empowers the UEN Executive Director to create working groups on various topics. These groups meet as needed throughout the year, typically via Zoom.

  • UEN Bylaws Workgroup - Stan Rheingans (Dubuque), Daniel Gosa (Davenport), Kelli Soyer (DMPS), JP Claussen (Iowa CIty), Dirk Halupnik (Southeast Polk)
  • UEN Legislative Workgroup - Vickie Murillo (Council Bluffs), Kelli Soyer (DMPS), Erick Pruitt (Ankeny), Paula Vincent (Ames), Doug Wheeler (College), Derrick Joel (Fort Dodge), Paul Gausman (Sioux City)
  • UEN Membership Recruitment & Support Workgroup - Noreen Bush (Cedar Rapids) Shannon Bisgard (Linn-Mar), Matt Degner (Iowa City)
  • Service Equity Workgroup - Vickie Murillo (Council Bluffs), Stan Rheingans (Dubuque), Jane Lindaman (Waterloo), TJ Schneckloth (Davenport), Tom Ahart (DMPS), Paul Gausman (Sioux City)

2020-21 UEN Steering Committee

Chair Vickie Murillo Superintendent, Council Bluffs CSD
Chair-Elect Noreen Bush Superintendent, Cedar Rapids CSD
Chair-Elect (2) Stan Rheingans Superintendent, Dubuque CSD
Past-Chair Paul Gausman Superintendent, Sioux City CSD
Board Member Kelli Soyer Board Member, Des Moines Public Schools
Board Member Endya Johnson Board Member, Waterloo CSD
Board Member JP Claussen Board Member, Iowa City CSD
Board Member Daniel Gosa Board Member, Davenport CSD

2020-21 Steering Committee Meetings

Meeting Date/Time Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2020
11 am via Zoom
09/24/2020 Agenda 09/24/2020 Minutes
November 5, 2020
4:30 pm via Zoom
11/05/2020 Agenda 11/05/2020 Minutes
February 11, 2021
10 am via Zoom
02/11/2021 Agenda 02/11/2021 Minutes
May 14, 2021
10 am via Zoom
05/14/2021 Agenda 05/14/2021 Minutes