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
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 […]
We’ve all heard stories of those who handled situations and, upon reflection, regretted their actions. In most cases, each of us can think of a time that our emotions got the better of us and we were faced with a situation we didn’t handle well. In this age of Social Emotional Learning being a topic […]
October is National Principals Month and we want to thank all principals for their leadership. It’s an important job, but we also know that it can be extremely difficult at times. Principals are among the hardest working and most dedicated people out there and often are least recognized in the profession. We want to honor […]
IASP is a proud supporter of Riley Kids Caring & Sharing. This program offers children the opportunity to help other children through simple fundraising campaigns and efforts. You can support Riley Kids Caring & Sharing through your school in an endless number of ways. Students love to help others and it’s a proven fact that […]
With Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) being on the forefront of the minds of educators everywhere, practical advice seems to be in high demand. In this article published on EducationDive, titled Building and Scaling Interventions to Support Every Student, author Aspen Florence, illustrates some simple steps we can take to help students. After gaining buy-in, […]
Social & Emotional Learning and the application of Educational Neuroscience are both relatively new buzzwords in the world of educators today; however, the topics have been around for awhile. In these informative videos, Dr. Lori Desautels shares vital information for educators to understand how they can best address students’ needs within the school setting. Are […]
Failure. That’s a word that sinks deep into the pit of our stomach, makes us feel like “less than enough,” and makes even the most confident of people shy away from challenges at times. But why? Why is failure a negative word in our minds? Everything, since the beginning of time, that has been a […]
How can you be a PAL, you may ask? #OhPrinChat lets you join colleagues from across the state for rich discussions- without even leaving your couch! This month’s topic, Let’s Be PAL’s! Principals Advocating with Legislators, goes right along with the Principal for a Day program that was highlighted in an IASP blogpost found here. […]