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
Submitted by: Angela Girgis Girgis Educational Consulting Professional Learning Communities (PLC) have become a familiar and collective inquiry practice in most Indiana schools. As a former administrator, I found out first-hand how PLC’s had a pervasive and ongoing impact on my school’s structure and culture. I always appreciated the opportunities to drop in on grade […]
Written by Krista M. Stith & Rachel L. Geesa STEM Integrations, LLC The Indiana Department of Education’s Office of School Improvement defines Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as “an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to improve student learning” (IDOE, 2020, para 1). One of the hallmark features of meaningful PLCs is the time and […]
Written by: Kelly Storms, Gateway Academy Director, NLCS As I began working to build a program that would offer different avenues for our district’s students in need of supports, one phrase continuously came to mind, “Exclusion is not intervention”. During the National Youth at Risk Conference, I heard this phrase for the first time. I […]
Back when we first started presenting at conferences in 2006, we heard lots of things about “at-risk” students, but it seemed we were missing the boat with a large population of children being lumped into that at-risk category. We felt like some children are beyond at-risk, so we decided to utilize a different word: Wounded. […]
Supporting Students’ Social-Emotional Learning Competencies through School-Community Partnerships in STEM/STEAM Education
Krista M. Stith & Rachel L. Geesa, STEM Integrations, LLC Oftentimes, when we consider science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEM/STEAM) community partners in education, we think about the academic resources that community partners can share to enrich curricula and provide real-world and authentic experiences for students. However, to support PK-12 students to be career […]
As we approach the 2021 Indiana General Assembly legislative session, we want to continue to communicate ways for you the help IASP increase our legislative footprint around the state. Below are some tips that you can use to help improve your ability to influence the legislators that represent you and your school community. 1.Get to […]
Rick Hunt – Principal of Rockport Elementary, Rockport, IN Have you ever longed for a bag of magic dust that you could sprinkle over the heads of your students and make all the behavior issues, confidence issues, and other classroom concerns just disappear? P2R2 IS NOT a recipe for the magic dust… sorry. However, if […]
Written by Ashlee Bruggenschmidt, Principal, Sharon Elementary School 2019-2020 IN Elementary Principal of the Year From stay at home orders, daily data displayed on COVID-19 illness and death rates in the media, and of course the scare of reopening schools, SEL (Social Emotional Learning) has moved from a “nice to do” to a “MUST DO” […]
By Dr. BeAnn Younker, Mrs. Megan Ulrich, Mrs. Anne Marshall and the TSC Brain Brigade SEL Leadership Team Some of the best frameworks in a school district come from moments that are unexpected. The unplanned conversations or work that turns into a comprehensive plan that changes the culture of your corporation. This is what happened […]
The annual IASP Assistant Principals and Fall Professionals Conferences will both be offered in a hybrid format this year, giving all attendees the choice to attend in-person or virtually. Registration is available online and is being offered at the reduced Early-Bird fee throughout the conferences. Click here to view the Assistant Principals Conference schedule and […]
Guest Blog by Beth Smith, Consultant, Inspire3 Virtual instruction and blended learning have become leading strategies for content delivery and response. As schools look to increase and improve their scope and delivery of content through virtual and blended learning formats, concerns arise regarding student engagement, social interaction, and efficacy. One way to promote engagement, social […]
Guest Blog by Beth Smith, Consultant, Inspire3 Service-learning is often thought of as an “in-school only” type of project. Yet service-learning can be conducted and completed from home or as an eLearning opportunity for students. It is a great way to provide engaging and meaningful content to students at home. Service learning is uniquely capable […]