March 2014 President’s Message

Posted on July 16, 2014

IAPSS was honored to co-sponsor “Lead Positive” with Butler University.  Author Kathy Cramer inspired an audience on March 4th with strategies for asset based leadership.  One simple exercise in which she asked her audience to engage was to complete this statement, “I wonder what would happen if…”   My message to each of you is to complete the statement for yourself in your school community.  These are challenging times with many deficits that can hinder and even paralyze our thinking, but as leaders we need to begin and build upon our assets and dream of a future without barriers.  As superintendents we are believers; we are doers.  We see potential in our students, staff, and communities.  We believe that public education can survive and thrive.  We believe that our association is a powerful vehicle for support and change.  We are dreamers and doers.  We ponder, “I wonder what would happen if…” and then we create systems to make our “what ifs” reality.  I recommend Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do by Katheryn Cramer.  Thank you for all you do for your students, your communities, and our association!

Mary Roberson
IAPSS President