On February 21, 2012, Great Prairie AEA suffered the loss of long-time Board President Harold Mick. Harold was one of only a handful of board members in Iowa who served Iowa’s AEA system since its inception in 1975. He was Southern Prairie’s only board president and served as the president of Great Prairie AEA since the merger in 2007. He always said that the Board and staff of Great Prairie AEA were like his second family. He believed in the Agency, he believed in quality education, and he believed in equity of services for students across Iowa. The staff, educators, communities and students of southeast Iowa will truly miss Harold’s participation, compassion, tenacity, and leadership.
Harold’s obituary may be viewed at http://bit.ly/zC7mrW.