August 2015 Ex. Director’s Update

Posted on July 29, 2015


August 2015

Dr. J. T. Coopman, Executive Director


On behalf of IAPSS and its members, we welcome you back for another exciting school year providing high quality educational opportunities for Indiana school aged children enrolled in our outstanding public schools.

Speaking of new leaders, we are planning our Prospective Superintendent’s Seminar on September 10th at the Palms in Plainfield for anyone in a public school nominated by their superintendent who may want “to kick the tires” about becoming a superintendent. Registrations are available if names have yet to be submitted. Please contact Lana White if you need more information.

The ISBA/IAPSS Joint Education Conference is scheduled for September 27-28 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. We are looking forward to welcoming School board members and superintendents to Indianapolis for another outstanding conference to enhance their leadership skills and establishing policy and programs to better serve their school communities. Please see the or websites for registration materials.

Of course, we have our IAPSS Annual Conference scheduled for December 13-15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. This year’s conference theme – “Every Child, Every Day – The Indiana Way” promises to offer a great program and wonderful opportunity to connect and reconnect with your colleagues. This year we invited our Indiana school leaders to submit presentation proposals based on four strands for the conference: Leadership responsibilities for funding and efficiency, Technology and ELearning Initiatives, Marketing your school district and effectively communicating with your public, Developing an effective pre-school program. We are very excited about the promise this format holds for learning more about the exciting programs in place in our Indiana public schools. We look forward to seeing everyone in attendance. Registration materials will be available in October.

Following the 150th year anniversary celebration of our national association, AASA, the national education conference will be held in Phoenix, AZ on February 11-14, 2016. Indiana’s goal is to have at least 50 Indiana school leaders in attendance and support for our Indiana School Superintendent of the Year. We are planning an IAPSS President/Superintendent of the Year dinner on Friday night thanks to our sponsor and supporter, American Fidelity Insurance. Please see the website for registration and housing materials under the events tab.

IAPSS wishes all of you a very successful and productive school year as you lead and support Indiana school children in our public schools across the state.