PLEASE NOTE THE ICASE OFFICE HAS MOVED!
THE NEW ADDRESS IS:
Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE)
3125 Dandy Trail, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Welcome to the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education Website!
No Leader Left Behind
I am hopeful that this note finds you in good health and rested spirit as well as surrounded by persons you trust, cherish and depend upon. Last school year is now behind us and we are looking forward to school year 2015/16 as the outlook is full of promise, success, rewarding accomplishments and leaders who can lead in the field of education.
For more than 50 years, ICASE members have advocated for the needs of students with disabilities in the mission to serve, support and represent special education administrators to provide high impact learning opportunities for all students. ICASE creates a strong foundation of a community of leaders who are now considered the cornerstone for educating children. Together we learn how to navigate federal and state regulations. Together we learn how to shift and adapt our practices. Together we connect with each other and establish a bond of trust and understanding.
As a strong community of leaders we own who we are because together we stand up and together we speak up. Together we lean in and together we take risks and act. We do these things for our students and our families who may not yet know who they are or they are not able to stand or to speak or to lean or to take risks and act. The positive energy that comes from within this community impacts everyone involved. This synergy allows us to grow and change together, to overcome perceived challenges and to celebrate each other’s accomplishments both large and small.
The key to the success of ICASE is because of the dedication and diligent efforts of all of our members and the peer support it offers. If you are a member we thank you in advance for your membership. If you are not a member of ICASE, we highly encourage you to join by clicking on the membership tab above.
It is my honor to serve the members of ICASE and the organization at large.
ICASE Presidential Scholarship
For more than 50 years, the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE) members has worked tirelessly on improving the lives of students with disabilities. The mission of ICASE is to serve, support and represent special education administrators in Indiana in order to provide high impact learning opportunities for all students. One goal of ICASE is to build capacity among its members and continue to develop future leaders in special education.
To do this, ICASE annually awards its $1000.00 Presidential Scholarship to an individual who is interested in becoming an administrator in special education. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be nominated by a current special education director, supervisor and must be accepted or enrolled in a special education licensing program.
2015 ICASE Presidential Scholarship Award Winner
Kristen served as an Autism Specialist and Program Support Teacher the past eight years for Special Services Johnson County and Surrounding Schools. She is currently working on her director of exceptional needs license through Ball State University. Kristin was recommended for the ICASE Presidential Scholarship by Johnson County Special Services Executive Director Angela Balsley and Michele Neumann Assistant Director. Kristin is a member of CEC, a presenter for Central Indiana Autism Round Table, Coordinator of ANTS (SSJCSS Autism network), and a member presenter for Program support PLC. She provides professional development for staff, parents and community agencies, was the pilot coordinator for TeachMate 365 for six school districts, and the curator of the Autism components on the SSJCSS website and Pinterest page. Kristen received the 2010-11 SSJCSS People’s Choice Award for outstanding service and the 2009-10, 2011-12 SSJCSS Valuable Contributions Award. Her goal as a director is to engage, equip and empower staff and students so that they may achieve to their potential. Congratulations to Kristen for receiving this year inaugural award.