Shanell Wagler

Shanell Wagler

Shanell Wagler serves as the Administrator for Early Childhood Iowa and has been in this role since 2004. In that role, she serves as key staff for the Early Childhood Iowa State Board and coordinates system-level work supporting a comprehensive early childhood system for children up to age five and their parents. Previously, Shanell worked with the Departments of Economic Development, Workforce Development and Management.


Shanell has also appreciated serving on Early Childhood Iowa Stakeholders Alliance, Council for Early ACCESS, the State Child Care Advisory Committee as well as other early childhood organizations. Shanell is a life-long Iowan and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Shanell serves as an active volunteer in her community of Panora by serving on church, school and community groups.