Tom Austin

Retired Superintendent-Elwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom is a retired superintendent from Elwood Community School Corporation in Madison County with 38 years in education.  He was recognized by his peers in 2007 as District VI Superintendent of the Year and served as President of the East Central Indiana School Study Council during the 2008-2009 school year.  Tom serves his community now as a member of the St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Governing Board, the Board of Directors of the Elwood Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Elwood Community Development Corporation and the Elwood Optimist Club.  Tom earned his Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Educational Specialist Degree from Ball State University.


Dr. Betsy Biederstedt

Retired Elementary Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Betsy Biederstedt has worked as an elementary school principal in both Franklin Community School Corporation and Carmel-Clay Schools.  Prior to being a building principal, she was an elementary gifted-talented classroom teacher and elementary assistant principal in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Indianapolis, IN.  Dr. Biederstedt’s expertise areas include: data analysis to improve student achievement, curriculum refinement and staff evaluations. Community collaborations, management of grants and maintaining programming requirements are additional areas of proficiency for Betsy. Since her retirement from the public schools, she has become involved in numerous education and child-related volunteer organizations including:  The Children’s Museum Guild (President), Indiana Sports Corporation (Board Member), and Spring Mill Elementary School PTO (President).  She lives on the northside of Indianapolis with her husband and two elementary school children.

 

 


 

Judy BrewerMs. Judith Brewer

Judy Brewer is a retired (and rehired and rehired) educator. She was a classroom teacher for many years; was the K-12 Curriculum Director (all subjects and grades) for Auglaize County Schools for many years; was an award-winning Lecturer in Teacher Education for Wright State University for ten years; and was a Special Projects Coordinator for Mercer County Schools for several years. During her tenure at WSU, she co-founded and co-directed the WSU Lake Campus Reading Center…a program that served the needs of many schools and hundreds of children in Ohio and Indiana.  In addition, she has done extensive work for the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents, as well as serving as an adjunct professor for several universities. She is a Fellow of the Ohio Writing Project and a Jennings Scholar. She has served as a consultant for many schools, and has been a workshop presenter across the Midwest.
Judy has enjoyed great success in Curriculum Development, Teacher Preparation, Grant Writing, Student Learning Objectives, Entry Year Program development (including the Ohio Resident Educator Program…RESA), and several other areas. A particular career-long expertise is in all areas of preK- 12 Literacy. Judy is a published author in both academic and other areas, and is also a professional artist.
Judy has three children and five grandchildren, and she lives in St. Mary’s, Ohio.


Mrs. Jae Ann Brier

 

robert-brockMr. Robert Brock

Retired Principal-Pioneer Jr.-Sr. High School

Retired educator and coach: 1970 to 2014
Principal: Pioneer Jr. Sr. High School: 1994 to 2014 Education
Butler University: BS Business Administration 1970
Indiana University: MS Administration and Supervision (expires 2019)
Experience Includes:
Rural, Urban and Suburban schools small and large All aspects of student and teacher management:
Teacher evaluation - RISE Student discipline
Building project management Fiesability studies
Advanced Ed {NCA) evaluation team Internal budgeting
Section 504 coordinator Expulsion Hearing Officer Harassment Officer Conflict Mediation
Football, Track  and Field coaching stints in Indiana, Florida and at the College level. Butler University: Member of the Football Hall of Fame
Married: wife Patsy {School Psychologist) and four children: Nolan 27, USAF; Sadie 25, PT graduate school UINDY; Logan 2014 Graduate of Butler University, BS in Business Management; Grady 21, Junior at Butler majoring in Political Science


caddellDr. Tracy Caddell

Dr. Tracy Caddell is a retired superintendent from the Eastern Howard School Corporation after having served at Eastern for 9.5 years.  Eastern was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School Corporation during his tenure, and his district was one of the first districts in Indiana to use marketing and branding to attract students during a school choice environment. Over 30 percent of Eastern students are out of district students from 19 different schools or corporations.   He was also superintendent of the Switzerland County School Corporation for 6.5 years.  Both of his elementary schools were honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools during his tenure in Switzerland County.  He was recognized by his peers in 2017 as the District III Superintendent of the Year, and has served as Vice President and President of the Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association.  Tracy currently is serving as an adjunct assistant professor at Ball State University, and has taught courses in school law, public relations, school finance, and educational leadership, as well as principal and central office internships.  Tracy earned a Bachelor and Master Degree from Indiana University, and two Master Degrees, a Specialist Degree and a Doctorate from Ball State University.  Tracy lives in Fishers, Indiana with his wife Teresa, and is blessed with seven children and thirteen grandchildren.

Mrs. Karen Canary


GibCrimminsDr. Gilbert "Gib" Crimmins

Co-Founder Administrator Assistance
Retired Superintendent of Tri-County School Corporation

 

 

 

Gib Crimmins recently retired as superintendent of Tri-County School Corporation after a 20 year career.  Gib worked in education for 34 years as a math teacher/coach, building administrator, and superintendent.  Gib is married to his wife Mindy.  They raised four sons and have three granddaughters.

Gib, along with Steve Wittenauer, started Administrator Assistance in December 2007 to include over 20 team members with over 1,000 years of experience in education.  The company was established in order to help school corporations solve challenges.

Toni_CusterMs. Toni Custer

Toni Custer has recently retired after serving 32 years as an educator in Ohio. She provided administrative leadership to school districts in Darke and Shelby Counties and the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Toni began her educational career as an elementary educator teaching language arts and special education. Her administrative experiences included Supervisor of Special Education with the Darke County Educational Service Center, Director of Special Education for the Greenville City School District and Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Director of Early Childhood.

Toni received Bachelor of Science degrees from The Ohio State University in Environmental Education and Elementary Education. She earned a Master of Education degree from Wright State University.   Toni completed additional administrative graduate studies from Wright State University and University of Dayton.


 

Ms. Trudie Dillon

Trudie has spent 34 years in education as an elementary secretary, payroll supervisor, human resources coordinator, and corporation treasurer.  Trudie worked 22 years for Southeast Fountain School Corporation and the last 12 years at Covington Community School Corporation.  Responsibilities included payroll, HR, purchasing, grant management and assisting with budget processes.  Trudie was IASBO Region 4 Treasurer of the Year in 2011.  In addition, Trudie is the Town-Clerk for the Town of Newtown, President of the Covington-Veedersburg Public Library, serves on the CVPL Board of Finance and serves on the Tipmont REMC Operation Round Up board.


Dr. Steve Edwards Mr. Stephen Edwards

Retired Superintendent- Marion Community Schools


 

 

 

Steve Edwards retired as Superintendent of Marion Community Schools.  He has 44 years of experience in public education. Prior to serving Marion Community Schools, Mr. Edwards served in a number of positions for Muncie Community Schools.  He served as an Assistant Superintendent-Instruction K-12, as Director of Adult and Community Education and Recreation, as the District Coordinator of Athletic Programs, as a high school assistant principal, as a high school athletic director, and as a teacher and coach.

While serving as the Superintendent of Marion Community Schools, he directed the turnaround of the struggling school district.  The district became successful, made significant academic gains, and became financially stable.  He was instrumental in bridging the gap between the community and the schools by developing successful community outreach programs.

Mr. Edwards served as the State President for the Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education during the 1996 - 1997 school year.  He was selected by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce as Delaware County’s Outstanding Educator in 2007 and was awarded the Chairman’s Award by the Marion and Grant County Chamber of Commerce in 2011. Mr. Edwards was presented the LaRita Gibbs-Boren Faithful Servant Award by the Prevent Child Abuse Council Grant County Council in 2012. He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2013 and became the first non-Marion High School Graduate to be inducted into the Marion High School Hall of Fame.

Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Butler University where he earned bachelors and masters degrees; and also Ball State University where he earned a Specialist in Education degree.  He and his wife of 47 years, Penny, currently reside in Muncie, Indiana.


EdEilerDr. Ed Eiler

Retired Superintendent- Lafayette School Corporation

Professional Preparation

Ed.D.  Educational Administration, 1975, Ball State University
M.S.    Educational Administration, 1973, University of Pennsylvania         
B.A.     Social Science Education, 1968,  Purdue University

Selected Administrative Assignments and Appointments

2012-Present             Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor - Purdue University
1996- 2012                Superintendent- Lafayette School Corporation
2005- 2008                Member Indiana State Board of Education
1987-1996                 Associate Superintendent (CFO)- Lafayette School Corporation
1978-1987                 Director of Personnel & Administration- Lafayette Schl Corp
1976- 1978                Business Mgr & Dir Employee Relations- Lafayette Schl Corp

 


 

Dr. ForemanDr. Robert Foreman

Retired Deputy Superintendent-Lafayette School Corporation

EDUCATION:
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN),  Ph.D.,  December  1976
Major: Educational Administration  Minor: Curriculum and Supervision
Butler University (Indianapolis, IN),  M.S.,   May  1972
Major: Educational Administration
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN),  B.A.,  May  1969
Major: Economics and Political Science Education


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Educational Consultant, Administrator Assistance, Brookston, IN (July, 2011 to Present)         
Deputy Superintendent, Lafayette School Corporation, Lafayette, IN (1996 to June, 2011)
Superintendent, Carroll Consolidated School Corporation, Flora, IN (1989 to 1996)
Principal, Klondike Middle School, Tippecanoe School Corporation, Lafayette, IN (1979 to 1989)
Assistant Principal, Lewis Cass Junior-Senior High School, Southeastern School Corporation, Walton, IN
(1975 to 1979)
Educational Placement Counselor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (1972 to 1975)
Teacher, Arlington Woods Middle School, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis, IN (1969 to 1972)


brucehattonDr. Bruce Hatton

After teaching social studies and coaching for seven years Bruce spent 20 years as a building administrator at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. In 2001 he became the assistant superintendent of Washington Community Schools and served as their superintendent from 2006-2012.  Retiring in 2012 he has worked as an administrative consultant for the North Gibson schools, Northeast Dubois schools and in 2016 as the interim superintendent at North Vermillion.

As a graduate of Hanover College he received his Master’s degree from Indiana University, Ed. S. from Indiana State University and doctorate from Oakland City University. He and his wife Cindy reside in Washington, Indiana.

 


Tim HellerMr. Tim Heller

Tim Heller retired as a superintendent of the Muncie Community Schools.  He has 49 years of service in public education.  Twelve of those years, he was superintendent of McCracken County Schools in Paducah, Kentucky.  While serving as superintendent of McCracken County Schools, he was heavily involved in school merger.  He closed three high schools and built one new high school.  While in Muncie Community Schools, he was instrumental in closing Muncie Southside High School and merging those students in to Muncie Central High School.

Tim has been fortunate to gain experience in all of the educational chairs.


 

Education:
Milan High School – 1961
Morehead State University – BA
Indiana University – MS
Ball State University – Ed.S.

Awards and Recognitions:
Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash
Kentucky Colonel
Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding Service to the Muncie Community
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award presented by the Collective Coalition of Concerned Clergy
Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow
Formation of States 1st Middle College in Kentucky
Superintendent in School Reform State, KERA 1990


lynnjohnsonMs. Lynn Johnson

Lynn retired as superintendent of the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation in 2016. She has 30 years’ experience in public education.  She taught elementary school in LaPorte, IN for 11 years; served as an elementary principal in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation for 13 years; and 6 years in North Judson.

Lynn received her BA and MS for Purdue University, her Administrative License from Indiana University, and Educational Specialist from Indiana State University.  Lynn is married to A.J. and has a son and daughter and two granddaughters.

Lynn serves as an Adjunct Professor in Elementary Education at Purdue Northwest in Westville, IN.

 


Mr. Alan Karpick


Jan KayeMrs. Jan Kaye

Retired Director of Special Services

Jan has spent 46 years in education as a teacher, school psychologist and administrator in three different school districts.  During the last 34 years she has worked for the Elwood Community School Corporation from which she retired as the Director of Special Services.  Responsibilities included the supervision and administration of special education, Title I, Title II, migrant education, district assessment and elementary curriculum.  She earned degrees from Indiana State University and Butler University.  Jan was recognized for her community involvement by being named Volunteer of the Year in 2011 by the United Way of Madison County.  In addition she was honored by the Madison County CASA in 2013 as their Volunteer of the Year.  Jan continues her community involvement as a member of the Board of Directors of the Madison County United Way and serves on the Early Childhood Committee of the Madison County Education Coalition.

 


Joan Keller

Dr. Joan Keller

Superintendent Loogootee Community School Corporation

Joan Keller is recently retired after 43 years in public and university education and administration.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Evansville, and a Master of Science degree, secondary and elementary administration certificates, an Education Specialist degree, and a Doctor of Education degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.  Joan spent 23 years at Shoals Jr.-Sr. High School as a language arts and physical education teacher; 5 total years as a high school principal at Switzerland County High School and North Knox High School; 3 years as elementary principal at Shoals Elementary School; 11 total  years as superintendent at North Knox School Corporation, North Spencer County School Corporation, Pike County School Corporation (interim), Shoals Community School Corporation, and Loogootee Community School Corporation; and 2 years as lecturer in Education Leadership at Indiana University Southeast.  She lives in Shoals, Indiana, and has two grown sons and eight grandchildren.


Dr. Robert Klitzman

Retired Superintendent- Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation

Bob recently retired from Eastern Pulaski Schools (Winamac) after serving as their superintendent for 26 years, one of the longest tenured Superintendents in the State.  Of his 41 years in education, 33 years were in various administrative positions including  Elementary, Middle School and High School.  In addition to his administrative positions Bob served as a High School Business Teacher and coached football, basketball and baseball.
Bob earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from The University of Oklahoma and his Ed. S. and Ed.D. from Indiana University.  He continues to be involved in his community serving as President of the Pulaski County Alliance for Community Education, Kiwanis Board of Directors, Religious Education Teacher, and a member of the American Legion.

Bob and his wife Lynne continue to live in Winamac.



Mr. George Letz

Retired Superintendent-MSD of Boone Township

George Letz served as a teacher, principal and superintendent in four school districts for a total of 44 years.  He was a school administrator at the Hanover School Corporation for 25 years and served as the superintendent for MSD of Boone Township for 12 plus years before he retired in September of 2014.  He was the District 1 Representative for the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents and served two terms as President of the Northwest Indiana Study Council.  He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center.  He was also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Challenger Learning Center (Purdue University Northwest) and Chairperson of the Lakeshore Alliance for Student Success (LASS) which involved improving student performance in rural and urban school districts in Northwest Indiana.  Finally, George served several terms as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 14 school districts of the Northwest Indiana Reading Recovery Consortium.

George was involved in two referenda propositions at MSD of Boone Township which were conducted two years in a row:  2013 and 2014.

George is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Campagna Acacemy in Schererville, Indiana which serves youth referred by Lake County Officials.

He and his wife (a former educator) live in Crown Point, Indiana and have three children and four grandchildren.


 

Dr. Tom McKaig

Retired Superintendent- Peru

 

 

 

 

 

Tom has been a professional educator since graduating from Ball State in 1967, and served the Peru Community Schools as an administrator for most of those years. Active in both civic and professional organizations, Tom was the recipient of the IAPSS District III Superintendent of the Year award in 1999 and again in 2006.

 


 

 

Jim McWhirt

Mr. Jim McWhirt

Retired Business Manager-Marion

 

 

Education:
Graduate of Indiana State University , May 1980, B.S. in Accounting

Professional:
Indiana State Board of Accounts – May 1980 through June 1992
Mississinewa Community Schools – Director of Business – July 1992 through September 2006
Franklin Township Community Schools , Marion County – Director of Business Affairs – October 2006 through June 2010
Marion Community Schools – Business Manager – July 2010 through December 2013


Mrs. Deb Maxwell


Ms. Becky Merriman


RussMikel

Mr. Russ Mikel

Retired Superintendent- Bremen Public Schools

 

 

 

 

 

Russ received his B.S., M.S., and Ed.S. from Purdue University. He has been a teacher at Benton Community School Corporation and an administrator at Wawasee serving as both a building administrator and assistant superintendent before moving on to Bremen Public Schools as Superintendent. He served at Bremen until his retirement in 2014.

 


 

Mr. Ron Mullett

DonnaPetraits

Mrs. Donna Petraits

Retired Public Relations Specialist (Brownsburg Schools)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna spent 26 years as an educator, recently retiring from Brownsburg Community School Corporation. The former English, journalism, mass media teacher, publications adviser and Communications Department head spent the past ten years as the Director of Communications for Brownsburg Schools. During that time, Donna saw the district through several years of rapid growth and the resulting demographic change, construction and communications challenges that presented. An expert at school marketing and strategic and crisis communications, she has developed policies and practices for schools in dealing with the media, social media, and a variety of communications issues. She was the first in Indiana to develop a unique "community academy" concept - CAST, which has, not only improved the knowledge of how schools function for hundreds of community members, but also significantly increased advocacy for schools. Donna has also trained hundreds of staff and school leaders in customer service and community engagement practices.

Donna, along with a handful of other school public relations professionals, was responsible for reestablishing the Indiana Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association, served as its president for two years and now is its Executive Director.


 

Mr. Paul Pfledderer

Retired Business Manager- Crawfordsville

 

 

Paul served as business manager/treasurer of Crawfordsville Schools from 1987 until he retired in July of 2009.  Prior to serving as business manager/treasurer, Paul was the principal at Willson and John Beard Elementary Schools.  He has also taught classes for Ivy Tech and Purdue University.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana State Transportation System and is a past member of the IASBO Board of Directors. Paul enjoys woodworking, reading, consulting work and his grandchildren.


Tom SanbornMr. Tom Sanborn

Retired Principal from DeKalb Community Schools

Tom joined the Administrator Assistance team after 36 years as an elementary/middle school educator. Twenty-seven of those years were served as DeKalb Middle School as the athletic director, assistant principal and principal. During his years championing middle school level education, Tom was recognized by his peers in 2004 as District 3 Principal of the Year and Indiana's Middle School Principal of the Year. Tom was an active member of the Indiana Principals' Association serving on the board of directors and served for over ten years on the State Superintendent's Advisory Committee representing northern Indiana.

Tom has extensive training in teacher collaboration and evaluation. Other areas of expertise include:  leadership, program evaluation and instruction.

Terry SargentDr. Terry Sargent

Superintendent of Jennings County School Corporation

Terry has spent 39 years in public and university education and administration.  A native of Elkhart, he holds degrees from Indiana State University, Indiana University, and doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in educational leadership and administration.  After twelve years serving as a history teacher in the Lakeland and Jennings County school corporations, in 1986 he became Director of the Purdue University Southeastern Extension Center and went about bringing additional higher education opportunities to the southeast corner of the state.  In 1994, Terry came back to public education; first as assistant principal and athletic director, and then as principal of South Decatur High School in Greensburg.  In 2002, he became principal of Logansport High School where he lead the school to prominence as a National Model School, and where he was also a finalist in 2004 for Indiana High School Principal of the Year.  In 2006, Sargent became Superintendent of Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County.  Since July 2011, he has served as Superintendent of Jennings County Schools in North Vernon, Indiana.  Terry served as a member of the adjunct graduate education faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University (1995-2011) and received recognition in 2009 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education for his work in Universal Design for Learning.  He has been active in various professional organizations including IASP, IAPSS, IUSA, and ISRSA.  Terry’s wife Terri is an award-winning fourth grade teacher at Hayden Elementary in Jennings County.  The Sargents have been married for 40 years and have two children and five grandchildren.


Mr. John Sayers

Retired Superintendent- Carroll Schools


DianaShowalterDr. Diana Showalter

Retired Superintendent- Manchester Community Schools

 

 

 

Diana Showalter spent 36+ years serving Indiana public schools as a teacher, elementary principal, curriculum director, and superintendent.  Her areas of expertise include:  curriculum, leadership, instruction, teacher evaluation, school board relations, and community engagement.

 

Dr. Showalter’s profession experiences have spanned four Indiana school districts.  She has degrees from Purdue, Indiana and Ball State Universities.


 

Mr. Steven Sonntag


Bruce StahlyDr. Bruce Stahly

Retired Superintendent- Goshen Community School Corporation

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bruce N. Stahly retired as Superintendent of Goshen Community Schools after 10 years of service in that role in June, 2012.   Prior to appointment as superintendent he served as deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent, business manager at MSD of Wabash County, School City of Mishawaka, and South Bend Community Schools.  His area of expertise is school finance.  He earned his doctoral degree from Indiana University and his dissertation was on the topic of equity of school finance funding in Indiana.  In 2010 he was awarded the Lorin A. Burt Outstanding Educator Award by the Indiana School Board Association.


 

Kathleen StarkDr. Kathleen L. Stark

Katheen has 33+ years of experience in education as a mathematics teacher, building administrator, curriculum director and superintendent in public and private schools in five school districts in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Education:
B. S. Mathematics (Major), Biology (Minor) Purdue University
Teacher Certification Purdue University
M. S. Education Administration Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Ed. D. Education Administration Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
During her tenure as a superintendent, some of the completed initiatives included:
Implementation of full‐day kindergarten
Implementation of RtII
Upgrade of professional development activities with a focus on technology, data driven decision making, curriculum revision, and instructional improvement
Implementation of 1:1 computing program K‐12
Some of her projects and presentations were:
Intervention Framework Implementation presentations for school districts and state conference
Certified national trainer and presenter for National Institute for School Leadership
Panel member for REL Mid‐Atlantic Annual Meeting on Principal Evaluation
Panel member for online conference on Flipped Learning sponsored by Pearson
Middle States Evaluation Team Chairperson
Evaluating Professor for University of Scranton online Master of Science in Education program
Reviewer of Algebra I questions for Pennsylvania Department of Education for development of Keystone (end-of-course) exam
Kathee and her husband, Jim, moved back to South Bend about one year ago.  They have been married for 47 years and have three sons and five grandchildren.


Mrs. Cathy Stephen-Miller

Cathy Stephen

Retired Superintendent- Randolph Eastern

 

 

 

 

Cathy Stephen-Miller has been working in education for the last 38 years. She has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, director of guidance, and Assistant Superintendent for curriculum and personnel. She retired after being Superintendent in a small district in east central Indiana. Cathy is now serving as an educational consultant to Indiana school corporations. Cathy’s training in counseling has helped her become a facilitator and mediator in both the private sector and for schools. She has served on both sides of the bargaining table, having served as Teacher Association President and Discussion Chair as well as serving as negotiator in her roles as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent.

 

Cathy is licensed and has served in both elementary and secondary counseling and administration, has training in school finance, brain-based learning, curriculum and personnel, and serves as a presenter and facilitator on the Teacher Evaluation and Compensation model for schools. Cathy was chosen as 2010 District Superintendent of the Year and 2009 District School Business Official of the Year, 2010 Technology Teacher Advocate for the State of Indiana, and most recently received the Flame of Leadership in Education Award.


WayneStubbsMr. Wayne Stubbs

Superintendent of Concord Community Schools

 

 

 

 

Wayne Stubbs is the current Superintendent of Concord Community Schools in Elkhart, Indiana. Prior to his appointment as  superintendent, Wayne was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Concord Schools for  six years.

Wayne’s 37 years as an educator have provided him with a multitude of leadership and educational experiences at the K-12  level. His career includes 18 years as a middle school and high school band director, four years as a middle school administrator,  five years as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, six years as an assistant superintendent, and four as superintendent. In  these roles, Wayne developed curriculum, designed assessment tools, served in various district level leadership positions, and represented the school district in state level committees and organizations. Wayne has served as a Professional Development Consultant with The Leadership and Learning Center over the last eight years. During this period, he developed, implemented, and monitored critical initiatives that focused on improving student achievement.

As a native “Hoosier,” Wayne received his bachelor’s, master’s, and Indiana Principals License from Ball State University. He completed his Educational Specialist in School Superintendency from Ball State in 2004.


Mrs. Krista Stump

Retired Teacher and Elementary Principal

Krista Stump has worked as an elementary school principal in Darke County at Greenville City Schools and Ansonia Local Schools for 14 years.  She had the responsibility to bring together staff from five buildings and unite them after the district closed two buildings and turned her K-5 building (400 students – 30 staff) into a K-2 building for the district (600 students – 60 staff).  Prior to being a building principal she taught first grade, third grade, kindergarten and subbing totaling 18 years.  She claims early literacy as an area of expertise.   Since retirement she was asked to be on the founding board for a group called Empowering Darke County Youth, which provides free after school tutoring for needy students.  Krista has also become a mentor at her church for the Mom’s Group.  This past year she worked for Administrator Assistance doing elementary teacher evaluations for a local school district.  Krista and her husband live on their farm and enjoy visits from their two adult children and two grandchildren.

 


 

Marla Threewits

Retired Teacher, Special Education Director, and Elementary Principal

 

 

 

 

Marla Threewits is a retired elementary principal, working as a consultant for Administrator's Assistance.  She has 33 years of educational experience as a special educator (10 years), county director of special education (10 years), and elementary principal (13 years).  Marla has experience in both Ohio and Indiana schools.  Serving as a local school board member is also a part of Marla's resume.  Holding  Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington campus, Marla has completed additional graduate work at Ball State University, Wright State University (Ohio) and the University of Dayton (Ohio).


Mr. Mike Turner

Retired Business Manager (Mooresville) & Former Superintendent

Mike has over 30 years of administrative experience, most recently as an assistant superintendent in Mooresville. During his six years there, he was responsible for managing all the financial operations of the school district. In addition, Mike has served as the Superintendent of Greencastle Schools, and Principal of Monrovia Junior-Senior High School.

 


sulrichMr. Steve Ulrich

Retired Principal from Tri-County

Steve Ulrich retired from Tri-County Schools after serving as the Elementary Principal for thirteen years.  Prior to serving the children at Tri-County, Steve was an Educational Consultant for the Indiana Department of Education.  His duties were to work with schools on school improvement and accreditation.  All of that work came after 23 years teaching elementary students in the Lafayette School Corporation.  The last three years Steve has supervised student teachers from Indiana State University and Saint Joseph College.


Dr. John Williams

Retired Superintendent

Dr. John Williams has served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions during his 43 year career in education. He first was an industrial arts teacher and coach in Indiana and Delaware. He began his administrative career as an assistant principal, moving then to a HS principal, next to assistant superintendent and for the past 21 years served as a superintendent in two different corporations. Most recently he completed a yearlong interim superintendent position. These experiences have been in large and small rural corporations as well as suburban corporations in central, western, northern and southeastern Indiana.
These positions granted him experiences that include dealing with growing student populations, declining populations as well as a variety of curriculum, budgetary and personnel challenges.
Currently he is enjoying retirement with his wife Debby, also a retired school administrator. They enjoy visiting there 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren in Denver, CO as well as Monticello and Fort Wayne, IN.

SteveWittMr. Steve "Witt" Wittenauer

Co-Founder Administrator Assistance
Retired Superintendent (Benton Community Schools)

Steve Wittenauer was involved in public education for 37 years. He held positions as a teacher, elementary, middle and high school principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. Wit retired as superintendent of the Benton Community School Corporation in December of 2007. Wit, along with Dr. Gilbert Crimmins, started Administrator Assistance in January of 2008. The company started with 4 team members and has grown to include over 20 team members with over 1000 years of experience at all levels of public education. Our goal is to help school corporations solve problems.


 

 

 

 
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