IAPSS This Month

Posted on April 30, 2019

Tom Edington, President “Search yourself, you may be an undiscovered genius.” – Mark Twain A long month, including state testing, remains for our Indiana school districts. Planning for recognitions, awards, and graduation is in full force. And, there is more food in the form of dinners to honor both scholars and employees. We have great, […]

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April 2019 IAPSS Newsletter

Posted on April 30, 2019

Should Teachers and Parents Take the CTE Boom Seriously? In analyzing how career and technical education shapes up to other education reforms, and if it’s just a fad, there were a few key takeaways. First, interest in CTE has continued to grow over multiple decades. Second, it fits in a larger trend of emphasizing workforce […]

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March 2019 IAPSS Newsletter

Posted on March 25, 2019

Strategic Planning: Is Your Board Ready? Does your board have the proper processes in place to make a strategic plan come to life? Ensuring effective planning is a key responsibility of a nonprofit board. Make sure your board can answer yes to eight questions before tackling a strategic plan. https://www.hmleague.org/bloghml/strategic-planning-is-your-board-ready-posted/ 5 Tips for Communicating About […]

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IAPSS Executive Director’s Newsletter

Posted on March 25, 2019

Dr. J.T. Coopman At the halfway point of the Indiana General Assembly, the Senate Appropriations sub-committee met to hear about the budget proposal forwarded to them from the House. The House version had some errors associated with the complexity grant. When the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) fixed the issues, many schools ended up with a […]

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A Message to IAPSS Members from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Posted on February 26, 2019

A rigorous education is the essential component to a viable and robust workforce and Indiana’s overall economic prosperity. Without ensuring an unwavering priority is placed upon PK-16 education, we will miss a crucial opportunity to make systemic improvement in our great state. The Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) vision is to ensure all Indiana students […]

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IAPSS Executive Director’s Newsletter

Posted on February 26, 2019

Dr. J.T. Coopman We are nearly halfway through this year’s General Assembly session. Major discussion has centered around teacher salary, career and tech ed, school safety, and accountability metrics. Since HEA 1009 was just enacted in January, we have no idea how it will work in local districts and how the money will be divvied […]

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Dr. Diane Bontrager Woodworth Named IAPSS Superintendent of the Year for Dist. II

Posted on February 26, 2019

Dr. Diane Bontrager Woodworth, superintendent of Goshen Community Schools, was chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) as the 2019 District II Superintendent of the Year. Woodworth has been superintendent of Goshen Community Schools since 2012 after serving the district as assistant/deputy superintendent for the previous seven years. To keep […]

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District 2 Superintendent of the Year Interview Questions

Posted on February 26, 2019

What program(s) or activities in your school district that focus on improving student learning do you feel are the most successful? There are several things that come to mind in answer to this question. First, Goshen is a TAP (Teacher & Student Advancement Program). We have been a TAP district for 8 years, and we […]

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District 1 Superintendent of the Year Interview Questions

Posted on February 26, 2019

What program(s) or activities in your school district that focus on improving student learning do you feel are the most successful? There are a few programs I am excited about. Our first program is our Transitional Kindergarten Program. This is for students who are a little behind those of their peers when entering kindergarten. We […]

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