On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency Board of Directors Organizational Meeting, Regular Board Meeting and Board Retreat, Dr. Glenn Pelecky, who has served successfully as Chief Administrator for the past 25 years, was released from his current contract at the end of 2012-2013 for the sole purpose of retirement.

Dr. Glenn Pelecky has served as Chief Administrator since 1988, retiring with a 43 year career that has demonstrated a high level of commitment, trust and mutual respect.

In reflection, Dr. Pelecky stated that although he will be leaving an organization to which he has dedicated the majority of his professional life, he is looking forward to being able to pursue several lifelong professional and personal goals that full time work has not allowed him to take on and move to the next chapter of his life.

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is one of nine area education agencies in the state of Iowa. The Agency area includes all of Clinton, Muscatine and Scott counties, as well as part of Cedar, Louisa and Jackson, serving more than 50,000 students in public and approved non-public schools in 153 buildings and 5500 administrators and teachers.

In 2007, Dr. Pelecky was notified by SAI that he had been nominated by his peers and selected as the 2007-2008 Iowa Superintendent of the year for consistently providing innovative and visionary leadership to the educators and students in the area. In reply, Dr. Pelecky stated, "I am comfortable accepting this honor as recognition of the work of the staff and board of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, not an individual effort on my part." We have accomplished a great deal together.

The Mission of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency is to improve teaching and learning for all students through active partnerships and assertive leadership in a climate of mutual respect.

The Board of Directors will be reviewing search firm applicants and make a selection that represents the level of integrity, professionalism and custom-designed service required to select a Chief Administrator for the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency.