Chief Information Officer
Sheila King serves as Heartland AEA's Chief Information Officer and has oversight for the Agency's systems improvement and accountability, library, creative services, internal technology, Shelter Care Educational Program, licensure/external professional development and communications. She is a member of the Agency's Agency Planning Council and Shared Services Planning Council.
Prior to this position, she served as Executive Director of Instructional Services. In this role she supervised the Agency's regional directors and worked closely with them to ensure schools received the general education services from the Agency.
Sheila began her service at Heartland AEA in July 2006 as the Supervisor of School Improvement Services. In this position she supported, supervised and evaluated a staff of 20 school improvement consultants. In January 2007 she was named the Executive Director of District Partnerships. In this position, Sheila was involved in the Agency's reorganization process and had a lead role in redesigning the way services are delivered to students and educators. From July 2009 to July 2010, Sheila served as the Agency's Interim Chief Administrator, overseeing the overall operation of the Agency.
Prior to coming to Heartland AEA, Sheila spent 15 years working in the Collins-Maxwell school district as a middle school language arts, speech and drama teacher; an assistant 6-12 principal; a middle school principal and a K-12 director of curriculum and assessment. She has also taught graduate courses in Drake University's Effective Teaching & Learning Program and Viterbo University's School Administration Program.
In 2009 Sheila earned a specialist degree in educational leadership from Drake University, and in 2001 she received a master of science degree in education from Drake. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and speech from Coe College in Cedar Rapids.