An Interview with Dr. Tracy Lorey, District VII 2017 Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 7, 2017
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Dr. Tracy Lorey, superintendent of Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools, was named 2017 Superintendent of the Year for District VII by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Lorey has been superintendent since 2012, and previously served the district as a teacher, principal and curriculum director. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana and earned […]

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An Interview with Dr. Bryan Rausch, District VI 2017 Superintendent of the Year

Posted on April 7, 2017
Bryan Rausch

Bryan Rausch, Superintendent of Liberty-Perry Community Schools, was named 2017 Superintendent of the Year for District VI by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Rausch has been superintendent at Liberty-Perry since 2008. In times of financial cutbacks, Rausch has maximized resources without cutting programs. Cost-saving measures include reducing energy costs, refinancing debt, eliminating three […]

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A Message to IAPSS Members from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Posted on March 9, 2017
Dr McCormick

As a former principal and superintendent, I fully understand the importance of recruiting and retaining effective and successful teachers and educational leaders. I also understand the concern created by the lack of qualified educators in the availability pipeline and the difficulties this issue presents to schools, districts, and students. Our students deserve professionals of the […]

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Raising Students’ Financial IQ

Posted on March 7, 2017
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TCU’s Financial Empowerment program grows in Indiana to more than 100 schools As adults, we deal with a wide range of transactions every day – at the store, online, credit cards, mortgages, insurance and saving for retirement. It’s a challenge to keep up with all the data and tools now at hand, and it’s only […]

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Being Vigilant – President’s Message

Posted on March 7, 2017
IAPSS President

As superintendents, one of our biggest responsibilities is to look after our districts based on the guiding principle of “What is good for children.” We all realize that this responsibility can be very challenging because there are so many competing interests that may take us away from doing our best to protect our students. In […]

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An Interview with Scott Hanback, District IV 2017 Superintendent of the Year

Posted on March 6, 2017
Scott Hanback

Dr. Scott Hanback has served as Tippecanoe superintendent since 2008. In 2010, Tippecanoe School Corporation, like many Indiana districts, faced massive funding cuts and was forced to make budget reductions and lay off staff. Hanback and the school board made it a priority to communicate with community stakeholders about priorities, using the input to create […]

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An Interview with Shane Robbins, 2017 District V Superintendent of the Year

Posted on March 6, 2017
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Dr. Shane Robbins has been superintendent at Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation in Fortville since 2015. In 2014 the district had a negative general fund cash balance of $4.2 million and was unsuccessful in its request to Indiana’s Distressed Unit Appeal Board for assistance. Robbins began an aggressive approach to save money in non-instructional areas. […]

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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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