- Legal Advice. The association will assist you when faced with contractual issues through one of Indiana’s top legal firms.
- Vacancy Listings. Through our web site www.iasp.org , you will have access to administrative vacancies on a daily basis.
- Research and Information Services. You can contact your association for help in researching an issue affecting your school or system.
- Active lobbyist in the Indiana General Assembly. You have a voice in the legislature through a full-time professional lobbyist who is also a former principal.
- Congressional Contacts. Through our Federal Relations Coordinator, as well as the Executive Director and President, your concerns are heard by Indiana’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
- Key NASSP and NAESP Committees. Once again, you are represented in both national principals associations through service on a wide variety of committees.
- Voice to the State Board of Education. The association regularly attends and monitors the activities and decisions of the board.
- State Superintendent’s Advisory Committee. Each of the twelve IASP districts has a representative who attends regular meetings with the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the purpose of sharing ideas and concerns.
- Membership on State Boards and Committees. Your profession is represented on such important boards as the Indiana Professional Standards Board and the Indiana Education Roundtable.
- Principal Certification. IASP continues to serve a key leadership role in the development and implementation of new certification processes for building level leaders.
- Fall Conference. You are able to attend at reduced fees the annual conference, which is always focused on current educational initiatives and provides insights into best practice across the nation.
- Assistant Principals Conference. This conference is specifically designed to meet the challenges and professional growth needs of our state’s assistant principals.
- Secretaries Conference. This annual event typically brings more than 400 school secretaries together for a day of professional development and celebration.
- Principal/Superintendent Conference. Held in June, this is an opportunity for principals and their superintendent to escape the day-to-day rigors of school leadership, engaging in a rewarding professional development experience.
- Aspiring Principals Conference. The association sponsors this conference each spring. It is designed to attract quality teachers to our profession.
- New Administrators Conference. This conference is held in August and assists first-time administrators with the logistical priorities when moving into their positions.
- District Meetings. Each district holds meetings throughout the school year, designed to bring members together to share ideas and celebrate successes.
Professional Growth Continued
- Workshops. Your association regularly sponsors regional workshops, designed to immerse administrators in significant professional activity.
- State and National Offices. The association provides numerous opportunities for members to hold state and national leadership positions, focused on enhancing the profession.
- Massive emailing and faxing. Your association works diligently to keep members informed of state and national issues and opportunities that affect your role.
- Discounted Auto Insurance. Through Horace Mann, the association offers significantly lower auto insurance rates to IASP members.
- Long Term Health Care. Through Henry & Associates, the association offers significantly lower long-term health care rates to IASP members.
- Emergency Relief Service. Through the Principal Service Corps, the association offers emergency support to principals who are experiencing a significant crisis in the school.
- Climate Audits. The Principal Service Corps is available to conduct climate audits in your school.
- Consultation. The Principal Service Corps, consisting of retired building administrators, provides consulting services to building level leaders through the Educational Services Company.
Recognition of Members
- Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year. Annually, the association works with each district to identify exemplary administrators who are recognized at the state level.
- National Principals Recognition Programs. IASP collaborates with NASSP and NAESP to recognize Hoosier administrators at the national level.
- Secretaries Recognitions. The association has joined with Horace Mann to recognize a number of members’ secretaries for the important work they do in your school.
- Retirees. IASP has joined with Henry & Associates to host an annual luncheon in the spring for upcoming retirees.
- Indianagram. The association publishes this newsletter ten times annually. Key writers are the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the attorney for the Indiana School Boards Association, as well as practitioners like yourself.
- Annual Report. This provides members with a summation of the previous year’s association activities and financial condition.