Northwest AEA


The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) provides leadership in practitioner licensure and practitioner rights, responsibilities, practices and ethics.

Their vision is to recognize that practitioners who serve in the schools of Iowa today will shape the values and capabilities of future generations. To enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Iowa, The Board’s vision will emphasize excellence and equity at all levels of the educational profession.

The Board examines complex issues of professional development and licensure; it acts to protect the interest of students and practitioners.

Guiding Principles:

  • Establishing a system of licensure that is efficient, innovative, and responsive to the contemporary
    needs of our educators.
  • Collaborating with other organizations to improve professional development and preparation programs.
  • Establishing and enforcing high standards of professional practice through licensure.
  • Providing leadership to improve education.
  • Increasing professionalism and raising the recognition of education as a profession.
  • Increasing practitioner involvement and awareness in the Board’s work.
  • Treating all educators equitably.

Licensure Resources


For teacher licensure questions contact:

Carolyn Smith
Staff Development Coordinator/Instructional Coach
800/352-9040 Ext. 6033
Joyce Vander Wilt
Administrative Assistant
800/572-5073 Ext. 7805


For administrator licensure questions contact:

Katy Evenson
Director of Educational Services
800/352-9040 Ext. 6019
Joyce Vander Wilt
Administrative Assistant
800/572-5073 Ext. 7805


For registration and transcript questions contact:

Joyce Vander Wilt
Administrative Assistant
800/572-5073 Ext. 7805


AEA - Iowa Area Education Agencies. Partners in Education.
Administrative Office
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
P. 800-352-9040
F. 712-222-6123

It is the policy of Northwest Area Education Agency not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jerome Schaefer, Equity Coordinator, 1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106, 712-222-6114.

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