Who We Are

Founded in 1981 by educators seeking a return to respect and professionalism, PEI was formed as a statewide, non-profit education association.

We are dedicated to seeking positive changes for Iowa education and believe all educators should conduct themselves in an exemplary manner to be treated with respect as the role models our students desire and deserve.

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What Educators Are Saying

I cannot express enough how much I appreciate Jim Hawkins and Jodie Nation as Senior and Executive Directors of PEI. The support, encouragement and advice were invaluable that I received from these very passionate people. I truly have been blessed through the work of PEI.

Peggy Watkins

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What's New


May 18, 2016 –...

May 18, 2016 – End of Year! Summer planning –MORE»


April 27, 2016 ̵...

April 27, 2016 – Orient-Macksburg Decertifies! Ed Appropriation Bill Vote,MORE»

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