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IPS is Reviewing More than 100 Nominations for Superintendent’s Advisory Councils

More than 130 nominations were received for the Superintendent’s Advisory Councils. The deadline for submissions was Dec. 2.

Those councils include:

  • Superintendent’s Staff Advisory Council

This council will be comprised of IPS teachers and staff (classified and certified).

  • Superintendent’s Parent and Community Advisory Council

This council will be comprised of parents and community members.

Each council will include 12–15 members. Those chosen will be notified by the end of January. Meetings are slated to begin in February.

Council members will have the opportunity to engage with IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson and district leadership on a bimonthly basis to discuss a variety of IPS-related topics including the district’s six strategic priorities:

  • Student-Centered Teaching & Learning.
  • High Performing Team.
  • Racial Equity Mindset.
  • School-Centered Central Services.
  • Engaged Families, Team & Partners.
  • Sustainable Finances and Operations.

Each meeting will feature members from the IPS leadership team who will provide an overview of how their departments work and the initiatives their teams are working on. They’ll also receive feedback from council members.

Nominees are being evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Leadership Qualities: Nominees should exhibit high levels of professionalism, respect for colleagues and students, and serve as a role model for IPS students.
  • Informed Perspective: Nominees should be actively engaged with their IPS school or work community, and should possess a working knowledge of district initiatives and challenges. Nominees should also have an openness to engage with diverse perspectives.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Nominees should be aligned with the IPS mission and vision that every student has the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future.
  • Record of Advocacy for IPS Students and Families: Nominees should be strongly invested in the success of IPS students and have a record of serving as an advocate for IPS students and families.

Those not chosen for either council could still be considered for other IPS engagement opportunities.