A Message to IAPSS Members from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Posted on February 9, 2017
Dr McCormick

Having only served as Superintendent of Public Instruction for a month, I have already heard from many districts and school leaders around the state. Consistently, these groups share concern surrounding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As a department, we have received many questions about the Indiana Department of Education’s next steps relating to our […]

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An Interview with John Hunter – District I – 2017 Superintendent of the Year

Posted on February 9, 2017

Jim: What program(s) or activities in your school district that focus on improving students learning do you feel are the most successful? John: Union Township has many programs which focus on improving student learning. We have re-designed our elementary high ability program to provide greater emphasis on meeting the individual needs of our high ability […]

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A Message from our Executive Director

Posted on February 8, 2017

Dr. J. T. Coopman, Executive Director Friends and colleagues: With the national and state election results, the world of public education is changing forever so put on your seat belts. With the nomination of Betsy DeVoss as the new secretary of education, public education was imperiled even more. Just a few short months ago, we […]

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A Message from our President

Posted on February 8, 2017
Jeff Hendrix

The Challenge of the Superintendency to Be a Strong Leader Recently, our Director of IAPSS, J.T. Coopman, was interviewed by Gerry Dick on Inside Indiana Business. The interview focused on the IAPSS partnership with Butler University to provide a superintendent academy of leadership for our membership. The Educators Preparing Inspired Change (EPIC) program provides opportunities […]

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Interview with Chris Himsel – Superintendent of the Year

Posted on January 13, 2017
Chris Himsel

The following is an interview with our new Superintendent of the Year, Chris Himsel. The interview was conducted by Jim Freeland shortly after the announcement that Chris was selected for this honor. Chris is superintendent of Northwest Allen County Schools. When he became superintendent in 2010, the district faced the prospect of a $6 million […]

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A New Year’s Message from our President

Posted on January 13, 2017
Jeff Hendrix

Greetings! By attending this year’s IAPSS Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, I found my inspiration for writing this month’s article. It is amazing to me how much a superintendent can learn by just attending one conference. The professional development, the life stories of some great speakers and the opportunity to network with […]

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News from District 6 – Anderson School Corp

Posted on January 13, 2017

ACS- On the MOVE- Superintendent’s Proposal Superintendent Terry Thompson met with the Anderson School Board Tuesday night to introduce his proposal for a referendum for the corporation. Mr. Thompson’s introduction of “F.I.R.S.T” – Facilities, Innovation, Results, Safety and Transformation plans to bring each building up to the same standards as surrounding corporations by ensuring they […]

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Tim Thoman on Leadership

Posted on November 30, 2016
tim thoman

IAPSS provides educational leadership that prepares Indiana’s public school children for successful futures. In this video, Tim Thoman, President and Founder of Performance Services, speaks about leadership – what it is, leaders who have inspired him, and advice to aspiring leaders. […]

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Why are our Best and Brightest Students Not Choosing to Become Educators?

Posted on November 15, 2016
Todd Whitlock

An Interview with Todd Whitlock, Co-founder and CEO of Standard for Success At our Spring District Meetings, one topic of conversation that was troubling was the anecdotal evidence that our best and brightest students do not view the career path of education as one they are considering for themselves. Recently, we interviewed Todd Whitlock, Co-founder […]

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