The University of Iowa

Jon Sheldahl

Role: Area Education Agency

Dr. Jon Sheldahl is the chief administrator at Heartland Area Education Agency. He oversees the agency’s day-to-day operation and strategic planning.

Prior to working at Heartland, Sheldahl served as the chief administrator for 6 years at Great Prairie Area Education Agency, the superintendent and associate superintendent for 11 years in the Ottumwa Community School District, and the superintendent of the West Central Valley Community School District. He also worked as a middle school principal in the Burlington Community School District.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and reading education from the University of Iowa. He then earned a Master of Education in educational leadership and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.