Jodie Kurtz obtained her BS in Elementary Education from MWSU in 1988 and taught 3rd grade at Nodaway-Holt for six years. She received her MS Ed in Guidance and Counseling in 1995. Jodie joined the staff at South Holt R-1 in 1994 as elementary guidance counselor, working in this position for 10 years and serving as K-12 counselor for one year. During her tenure at South Holt she also served as special education administrator for four years and administered IQ tests for 11 years. In 2004, Jodie accepted a position with ACES as an Educational Diagnostician. She is now in her 11th year with the co-op.