Stacy Volmer officially joined the Agency’s leadership ranks on July 1 as the successor to Mari Stirler, regional director in Region 8. Volmer will provide leadership and support to the Bondurant-Farrar, North Polk and Southeast Polk school districts.
Volmer is no stranger to the Agency, having begun her career here in 1996 as a part-time research assistant. She was hired as a full-time school psychologist in 1999 and was part of the design and development of the Agency’s Challenging Behavior Team and of the Challenging Behavior and Autism team, chiefly through her role as a program assistant, which she began in 2007. She has most recently provided agency-wide support for challenging behavior and autism and served as a school psychologist in Region 5.
Volmer graduated from Iowa State University in 2001 with a Ph.D. in psychology and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) in 2012. She also recently completed coursework in educational leadership at the University of Iowa.
“Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the great privilege of meeting so many amazing AEA staff and leaders and collaborating with them to provide support to nearly every Heartland school district,” Volmer said. “I’m really looking forward to learning more about and collaborating with the great AEA staff and district partners in Region 8. Promoting high quality, evidence-based services to improve the long-term outcomes of all students, including those with the most significant disabilities, is my passion and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together in Region 8.”