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 Review
School corporations can request a school or multiple school review. Principal Service Corp members conduct these reviews. A written report is sent to the contract agent, principal or superintendent.
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Principal Program News
Written by Leslie Draper, Executive Director-Inspire Academy Every successful school has a strategic professional development plan built around schoolwide goals. The plan is the easy part. Figuring out how to prioritize time for professional development and ensure adequate differentiation are a little more challenging. There are no easy answers to these challenges, but I love […]
Written by Aimee Lunsford, incoming IASP President This year has certainly been one for the record books but isn’t it true that we don’t know how strong we really are until we are faced with adversity to overcome? Here’s my tribute to the great things that came out of 20-21. Covid has nothing on us! […]
Created by the IASP Executive Committee We hope that you enjoy the IASP Executive Committee’s top takeaways from this school year, as they share a glimpse into their gratitude and growth from 2020-2021. Intentionality with our relationships- Dan Peo; incoming Assistant Principal Liaison Renewal of relationships and the ability to get back to enjoying nature- […]
Written by Mindy Dablow, Clarksville Elementary School Principal As a great reminder of the “Best of” 2020-2021, Mindy Dablow, the principal of Clarksville Elementary School in Clarksville, Indiana, shared a video of hope and inspiration. The CES Music teacher, Ms. Emmy Bodner, brought the idea to Mrs. Dablow in August to teach all students in […]
Written by Krista M. Stith & Rachel L. Geesa Infinite Capacity, LLC (formerly STEM Integrations LLC) Makerspaces, Fablabs, Tech Shops, Hackerspaces, Innovation Labs, IdeaLabs, Collaboratories ….these names are just a few of the many that have arisen in recent years to identify unique alternative learning spaces “equipped with materials and resources for students to use […]
Written by Dr. Danelle Barkey, Assistant Superintendent, Warsaw Community Schools and Dr. Marilynn Quick, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Ball State University A familiar lament in teacher lounges and curriculum meetings sounds something like this, “I taught it in 3rd grade, so I don’t know why the kids don’t know it in 4th grade.” Similarly, […]
Written by Kelly Storms, North Lawrence Learning Center Director / Principal of Gateway Academy Before the fall of 2019, community partnerships held a different meaning for me. As a classroom teacher and building administrator, I reached out to community agencies, business, and individuals asking for field trip opportunities, guest speakers, or an occasional donation. I […]
Written by Mr. Brad Street, North Lawrence Community Schools Career Center Director. The North Lawrence Career Center was established and opened the doors for students in the fall of 1970. Community involvement started for the Career Center a couple of years before when individuals from the community and the school corporation investigated and made the […]
Written by Rachel Louise Geesa, Mary Annette Rose, and Krista Marie Stith Preparing creative problem solvers for a scientifically- and technologically-driven future requires authentic learning experiences where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content and practices are intentionally integrated. Integrative approaches to STEM, and other disciplines, within PK-12 schools offer much promise in helping prepare […]
STEM Integrations Community Partnership Series: Recognizing Cultures and Celebrating Diversity in STEM/STEAM
Written by Krista M. Stith & Rachel L. Geesa; Infinite Capacity, LLC Community partnerships are “the formal and informal local and global community connections, collaborative projects, and relationships that advance the school’s learning goals” (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019). Purposeful partnering with community organizations provides a number of benefits, which include: enrichment and support in […]
The importance of running your own PR campaign. ~Rick Hunt, Rockport Elementary Principal I have had the opportunity to be a part of a number of school settings throughout my career. I have taught or been part of an administrative team in both urban and rural settings. I have been a part of both traditional […]
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 […]