Consultants - Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency


Our Purpose

The purpose of the Educational Consultants of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency as instructional specialists is to facilitate the development of successful strategies and interventions for students (birth - 21) using a positive solution-focused paradigm through collaborating with parents, teachers, other staff and students in an enthusiastic, collaborative, and supportive environment.

Educational Consultants provide services to preschool through school-aged students. The consultant staff primarily serves special education teachers and students with diverse expertise in classroom teaching. The types of services Educational Consultants offer to local district teachers, administrators, parents and students include:

  • Behavior Interventions
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum
    • Adaptation
    • Development
    • Modification
  • Instructional
    • Interventions
    • Procedures
    • Strategies
    • Techniques
  • Monitoring Student Programs
  • Staff Development

Educational Consultants serve as a member of each building team facilitating the planning of Individualized Education Programs and ensuring educational growth. They are or have been involved in the following projects:

  • Collaborative Teaching Initiative
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Every Student Counts
  • Inclusion Support  
  • KU Learning Strategies
  • Poverty Training
  • Reading First
  • State Task Forces
  • Staff Development
    • Curriculum Based Assessment
    • Study Skills

Mississippi Bend AEA Consultants work with local schools in implementing Child Find procedures. The Child Find process ensures that individuals with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated.

Autism Consultants
KU Learning Strategies


JoAnne Dixson 
Coordinator of Service Sector III
Phone: 563-263-8476

Debra Chamberlin 
Service Sector Secretary
Nancy McGill 
Sector Head - Consultants
Phone: 563-263-8476

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