Dr. Ed Eiler

Retired Superintendent, Lafayette School Corporation

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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