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Great Prairie AEA Partners with Mr. Tom Rubel to Provide Interim Superintendent Support to Fairfield Community School District

Great Prairie AEA is pleased to announce its partnership with Mr. Tom Rubel to provide interim superintendent support to the Fairfield Community School District. Mr. Rubel's appointment comes as the district's superintendent, Dr. Laurie Noll, is on leave covered under the Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. Rubel brings extensive experience in education, having served as a teacher, coach, principal, superintendent, and faculty member at Indian Hills Community College. He most recently served as the superintendent of the Centerville Community School District, where he led the district in increasing student growth and supported implementing innovative programs.

"We are excited to have Mr. Rubel join our team and bring his expertise to the Fairfield Community School District," said Dr. Cindy Yelick, Great Prairie AEA Chief Administrator. "His knowledge and experience in education will be invaluable in ensuring that the district continues to provide quality education and support to students, staff, and families."

Mr. Rubel will be available on Monday, May 15 at 6:00 pm in the ACT for an informal meet and greet session. He will begin working in Fairfield CSD on Tuesday, May 16.  He can be contacted through the district office at 641-472-2655 or via email at He is committed to working closely with the Fairfield community and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition during Dr. Noll's leave.

Great Prairie AEA is dedicated to supporting schools and students in southeast Iowa and is committed to providing outstanding educational services and resources. The partnership with Mr. Rubel is a testament to this commitment and the district's goal of ensuring that students receive a quality education.