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
Written by-Jack Birmingham Now that you have that “Kool and the Gang” song stuck in your head until another 80s classic pops onto your Walkman (some leaders will actually need to Google Walkman), I can think of no better time than now to understand the value of celebrations for the culture that you are trying […]
Written by: Chrystal Street, Principal of Brownstown Elementary School When you walk into Mediocre Intermediate to enroll a 5th grader, you are welcomed. The friendly secretary hands you the paperwork and tells you to bring it back when it is completed. She then starts to finish a personal conversation that she was having with a […]
By Dr. Shane Conwell, Superintendent, DeKalb County Eastern Community School District, & Dr. Nick Elam, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Leadership, Ball State University While schools have rightfully shifted this year to keeping staff and students masked and socially distanced, school leaders must continue to build on the time, effort, and growth made over the last […]
Leaders at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Education are concerned about teacher shortages and want to better understand the teacher pipeline for the state’s K–12 public schools. A new REL Midwest study examined the characteristics of and outcomes for 11,080 students who first enrolled in an Indiana public college or university […]
IASP continues to serve you with the highest level of support. We are planning and preparing for an outstanding Assistant Principals Conference and Fall Professionals Conference in November and look forward to seeing you there in person. Proposals to present are currently being accepted online and we would love for you or your team to […]
By Stephen Balko Director of School Building Physical Security and Safety, Indiana Department of Education Virtual learning. Personal protective equipment. Social distancing. A year ago, these were terms we knew, but they weren’t part of educators’ daily vocabulary. But now, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand how these critical elements are directly intertwined […]
By Chase LyDay, Chief of Police at Avon School Police Department Carefully-selected, specifically-trained School Resource Officers (SROs) are uniquely suited to be one of the most impactful professionals in a school district. The goal of School Resource Officer programs is to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community by investing in healthy, positive […]
STEM Integrations Community Partnership Series: Supporting Student and Educator Safety with External Expertise
Written by Krista M. Stith & Rachel L. Geesa: STEM Integrations, LLC Creating a safe physical and technological infrastructure in schools is a complex, challenging, and time-consuming task for educational leaders. An impactful safety plan must engage a thoughtful process of educational leaders to involve many stakeholders and continuously evolve the plan with prevention and […]
REL Tool: A Second Grade Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills
REL Southeast has developed a Teacher’s Guide to supplement the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guide, Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade. The Teacher’s Guide complements and extends the practice guide by providing step-by-step guidance for second grade teachers to support families in practicing foundational reading skills at home. The […]
by Lindsey Wright, MA, LCSW and Rebecca Humphrey, MA, LMHC In our combined 40 years of experience we have worked in partnership with alternative schools and have seen firsthand how they can divert kids from or pull them directly into the Juvenile Justice System. We welcome an outside lens into our residential facility and continuum […]
Authors: Josh Amyx, Assistant Principal at Richmond High School, Celeste Johnson, Data Coach and Lead Teacher for Richmond Graduation Academy, and Emily Philpot, English Teacher in the Alternative Program at Richmond High School. I am a firm believer that education changes lives. It continues to change mine! In high school, I never really cared about […]
Written by Brian Dinwiddie, Curriculum Coordinator, Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County By definition, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are more than assessment data, but it is an integral part of their success. It is imperative that when teachers head back to their classrooms after PLC meetings, they have a specific plan for what actions […]