Supporting Our School Leaders
Being an IASP member comes with its perks! As we strive to provide you with ongoing professional growth and advocacy opportunities, we offer you access to a number of resources to help you excel.
- Available Positions Statewide
LiveBinder Access to Publications:
After the Bell
Advocacy & Our Legislative Action Center
Public education in this nation continues to undergo significant change. Continued collaboration remains critical as we strive to make education a top priority and create a culture that truly values education.
Coaching Program for Principals
The longer you serve as a school administrator, the more situations to which you are exposed. Experience certainly helps in navigating many of these situations, but sometimes it’s helpful to have another seasoned school administrator to provide input and recommendations. IASP’s new coaching program offers just that.
Through weekly communication and four in-person meetings, an IASP coach—who is either a retired or long-sitting school administrator—will:
- Help you plan intentionally so you can focus on the important tasks that need to be completed
- Review your administrative processes and offer suggestions for improvement
- Assist you in finding balance in both your professional and personal life
- Advise on managing relationships and handling communications via social media, newsletters, email, written correspondence or face-to-face
- Offer support, advice and, more importantly, a listening ear
Principal Service Corps
The Principals Service Corps (PSC) is retired school administrators dedicated to supporting principals and to promoting leadership development.
School Climate Audits
School corporations can request a school or multiple school audit. PSC members conduct these audits. A written report is sent to the contract agent, principal or superintendent.
Want an audit?
Principal Program News
Guest Blog By Matt Clifford, January 23, 2020 The Brahma Kumaris have a saying, “A task undone remains undone in two places–at the actual location of the task, and in your head.” How many sleepless nights must one have to prove this statement true? In the early days of my principalship, even when I found […]
Guest Blog Author: Joan Belschwender, INSPIRE3 program Director South Ripley Junior High School , Versailles, students partnered with special needs students through the Champions Together in the Middle program. All advisory classes participated in various character development activities during the school year. They used multiple objectives from the LTG unit: “No Boundaries”. The Champions in […]
Guest Blog Author: Beth Smith, INSPIRE3 program Consultant South Spencer High School student council members planned and implemented a service-learning fundraiser called Color Run for Riley Children’s Foundation. They used Learning to Give lesson Creating a Passion for Philanthropy. The 3K Run/Walk involved three stations where Student Council members sprayed colored powder on the participants. […]
Guest Blog Author: Beth Smith, INSPIRE3 program Consultant Overcome the apprehension of fundraising and put the FUN back in FUNdraising. Students need to understand that along with being an active participant in service-learning, fundraising is a form of service-learning and is another way to have an impact on a community’s need. Click HERE for more […]
Guest Blog Author: Beth Smith, INSPIRE3 program Consultant Beth Smith, INSPIRE3 program Consultant recorded a tutorial video for the Learning to Give website. Learn more about the free K-12 philanthropy education/service-learning lessons and resources on the LTG website. Visit our INSPIRE3 Digital Resource page for other tutorial videos and PowerPoints.
With the beginning of every year, we have the opportunity to start anew! Motivation and resolve are at their highest, leaving us with an opportunity to set new goals and habits. With this in mind, what are your resolutions? In a study from 4 top New York magazines, one of the most common resolutions each […]
For most of us, a few more hours in the day are just what the doctor ordered, but is it really? When we need more time in the day, we just short ourselves a couple of hours of sleep here and there. We go to bed later and get up earlier to catch up on […]
While we all know that children need time to play both socially, as well as physically, we also have the confines of the school day to think about. When will we teach this, and how will that fit in… and so on and so forth… Research is everywhere promoting recess as a beneficial element to […]
Have you ever given yourself permission to take a break? As school leaders, we need to take breaks to keep ourselves at our optimal performance level. Just as athletes need to take breaks to rest their muscles, we need to take brakes to rest our brains. Otherwise known as restorative breaks, these breaks have many […]
Have you ever heard someone refer to the term “Death by Meetings?” It’s a reference that is all too familiar to many of us in these busy times. We’ve all heard it; an invitation to a well-intentioned meeting with thte promise to be brief, only to have it turn in to a monotony of commentary […]
Guest Blog Author: Joan Belschwender, Director, INSPIRE3 program (Formerly GenerationON Indiana) Through the Service-Learning process (IPARDE- Investigation, Preparation, Action, Reflection, Demonstration, Evaluation) students have the opportunity to acquire, practice, and hone critical social-emotional skills. Skills practiced in context are more likely to be sustained. Social Emotional Skills acquired and/or practiced through service-learning have the following […]
The Indiana Department of Education is hosting a Science of Happiness course containing eight modules intended to provide deeper learning and strategies for self-care. Participants will earn 45 Professional Growth Points for completing this course and will participate in research-based strategies that impact personal and professional growth. If you would like to learn more or […]