IAPSS Presidents Letter – Feb 2020

Posted on January 14, 2020

New Year Greetings from your IAPSS President

Wishing all a happy New Year!  Are you one for making resolutions? 

Generally speaking, resolutions are not my thing.   However, making resolutions often causes pause, a time of reflection.   Charging into 2020, reflection can be a beneficial practice as we assess from whence, we came and chart a course for future direction.  One area I find cause to improve is to be assiduous in my quest to provide the best learning environment for students.   An important part of this includes advocacy.  We must remain vigilant in a review of proposed legislation and teaching our local legislators the impact of the proposals on our “story”.  I encourage you to spend time with the weekly updates provided by our Association and the Indiana School Boards Association as well.  

Please plan to join us for our Winter Seminar later this month as we learn, “What’s Happening INside IDOE”.  Our thanks to Dr. Laura Blessing and the Professional Development Committee for their efforts in planning an informative day for us. 

Many of us are making plans to attend AASA in San Diego next month.   “The Personalization of Education” promises to provide Indiana superintendents with approaches and ideas to invigorate out local school.   Join me in support of our own Dr. Phil Downs as he represents us in the Superintendent of the Year program.  Please note that the Indiana President’s and SOY dinner is scheduled for Thursday night in order to allow for personal plans on Valentine’s Day.   If you have not yet RSVP’d, please do so soon as space is limited.  

Did you know that Disneyland is just 95 miles from San Diego?   In less than two hours, one could be in “the most magical place on earth”.  Plan to join me there on Sunday!  I leave you this month with this quote from Mulan- “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all”.  

Yours in Service

John Hunter