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

1996-2012 Superintendent- Lafayette School Corp.
2005-2008 Member Indiana State Board of Education 1987-1996      Associate Superintendent (CFO)- Lafayette School Corp.
1978-1987      Director of Personnel & Administration- Lafayette School Corp.
1976-1978       Business Mgr & Dir Employee Relations- Lafayette School Corp.
2012-2014     Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor – Purdue University          2014               Interim Supt. - North Vermillion Community School Corporation   2018              Interim Supt. - Tri- County School Corporation


Selected Publications

  • Hirth, Marilyn A. and Eiler, E., Indiana's Formula Revisions and Bonner v. Daniels Supreme Court Ruling. Educational Considerations, Spring, 2012.

  • Eiler, E., 2007, “Policy Perspective: Opting Out of Consolidation in Tippecanoe County”. Education Policy Brief. Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Volume 5, Number 5, Summer 2007 p.10.

  • Hirth, Marilyn A. and Eiler, E., 2005, Horizontal and Vertical Equity Analysis of Indiana’s 2001 Reward-for-Effort Formula. Journal of Education Finance, 30(4) p. 382-398.

  • Eiler, E., 2004, Championing Our Children: Winning Elections on School Finance Issues. School Business Affairs, 70(4) p.32-35.

  • Eiler, E., 2004, Today’s Educational Climate and Gifted Education. The Quarterly Journal of the Indiana Association For The Gifted, 17(2) p.6.

  • Eiler, E., 1991, When Collective Bargaining Isn’t Working. School Business Affairs, 57(2) p.18-21.

  • Eiler, E., 1991. Complying with the Pro Rata and Investment Requirements of Indiana’s Public Depository Law, IASBO Intercom, 28(1) p. 4-6.

  • Eiler, E., 1989, The Golden Rules of Negotiations. National School Board’s Association Journal, 176(8) p. 25-26.

  • Eiler, E., 1989. Short Term Debt Financing. IASBO Intercom, 26(1) p. 2-6.

Awards and Recognition

  • Lorin A Burt Award Outstanding Educator of the Year Award given by the Indiana School Boards Association

  • Certification by the Indiana Association of School Business Officials as a Registered School Business Administrator

  • District Superintendent of the Year awarded by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents

  • Outstanding Superintendent of the Year Award bestowed by the Indiana Music Educators Association

  • Administrator of the Year awarded by the Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals

  • ISTA Friend of Education Award

  • Selected Professional Accomplishments

  • Developed academy model including a science and mathematics academy for a new American High School

  • Partnered on several NSF grants and science education projects as well as a number of

  • other projects and grants

  • Created a Professional Development Academy for teaching staff that provided a forum for the discussion and diffusion of pedagogical methods

  • Presented at numerous local and state meetings as well as regional and

  • national/international meetings

  • Instigated a new foreign language model including the introduction of Mandarin Chinese

  • beginning at 5th grade

  • Developed model program for gifted and talents students

  • Created a new high school model for highly at risk students

  • Sponsored a charter school for the purpose of serving student court ordered back into

  • school after having been expelled

  • Pioneered implementation of Project Lead the Way

  • Facilitated private alumni donations to the school district of nearly 12 million dollars

  • Led or was a key participant in 5 community tasks forces

  • Worked with staff to turn a school from targeted focus school status into a 4 Star School

  • Built the technology infrastructure to support the education of children

  • Led passage of multiple referenda

  • Participated in the planning of the IASBO certification programs

  • Reorganized schools

  • Led several major building projects and issued bonds on multiple occasions

  • Computerized the business function

  • Found educational and community purposes for old school facilities

  • Served on multiple governor study commissions examining school funding