Dr. Ed Eiler
Retired Superintendent, Lafayette School Corporation
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
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
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
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