Skip to main content
Mississippi Bend AEA
Main Content

Iowa Family & Educator Partnership

Purpose: The Iowa Family & Educator Partnership (Iowa FEP) provides parents and educators with opportunities to work together in positive ways to improve educational programs for children/youth with special needs.

The Iowa FEP operates through each of the Area Education Agencies and is part of a statewide network. We consist of Family & Educator Coordinators (parents of children with special needs) and an Educator Representative (special education division staff member).

The Iowa Family & Educator Partnership works to develop and sustain effective partnerships between families, educators, and community providers to promote success for all children and youth with disabilities.

Services Offered:

  • Provide support for families and educators through personal or phone contact.
  • Link families and educators with needed services and resources.
  • Conduct workshops on various subjects for families and educators.
  • Provide books, pamphlets and CDs & DVDs on issues regarding special education, parenting and disabilities.
  • Network with other agencies and programs who work with families and educators.
  • Connect families and educators with similar needs and interests.
  • Provide "Family Information Packets" to families.
  • Provide financial support to families to attend workshops and conferences.

Family & Educator Partnership (FEP) Universal Material:

Family & Educator Partnership Brochure
IEP Bookmark
IEP Team Bookmark
Planning for Your Child's IEP meeting
What to Expect at an IEP Meeting

IEP/Special Education Resources:

Procedural Safeguards Summary
Procedural Safeguards - Special Education
Local Resource Directories

Click here for County Waiver Flowcharts

Special Education Links:

For more information contact:

Name Serving School Districts
Kathy M. Anson 
Family & Educator Coordinator
563-242-6454 or
Andrew, Bellevue, Calamus-Wheatland, Camanche,
Central DeWitt, Clinton, Delwood, Easton Valley,
Northeast, and Maquoketa.
Carol Aden 
Family & Educator Coordinator
563-344-6287 or
Bettendorf, Davenport, North Scott, and Pleasant Valley
Rachel Terry 
Family & Educator Coordinator
563-263-8476 or 1-800-947-2329
Bennett, Columbus, Durant, Louisa-Muscatine,
Muscatine, West Liberty, and Wilton


© 2018 Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency