Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE)
3125 Dandy Trail, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46214
PH: (317)610-5997
FAX: (317)481-1825

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It is my honor to serve as ICASE President for the 2016/2017 school year. Our organization has been the constant voice at the table advocating for our students with special needs. We provide support and professional development for all administrators and supervisors coordinating services for students with special needs. I encourage all of you to become members of ICASE. I believe being a member is an important piece of being an effective leader in the field of Special Education.

I encourage all of our members to become involved with our committees working at the state level as well as the federal level to affect positive outcomes for our students. We have a nationally recognized Governmental Affairs Committee that works tirelessly to advocate for policies that will improve the outcomes for our students. We have a Professional Development Committee whose main purpose is to ensure all professionals working with and for students with special needs have access to the professional development opportunities necessary to provide quality services for our students. Our Membership Committee supports our members and provides for communication between members and the leadership of the organization.

I am especially proud of our Roundtables. They meet monthly according to region. This is the place for Directors and Supervisors to hear the latest information from IDOE, current information regarding state and federal policy, and the latest professional development opportunities. This group also provides members with the opportunity to share ideas with other members and learn from each other. I know I would not be able to effectively do my job without my Northeast Roundtable. I have heard others express similar sentiments throughout the state. If you have not been attending your Roundtable meetings, I highly recommend that you add them to your calendar and make the time to attend.

I wish all of you a great year! Thank you to our members for all the support you have given me over the years as well as the support you continue to give each other. I look forward to seeing all of you at Fall and Spring ICASE.

Mary Burton, ICASE President 2016-2017

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.

Click Here to Download the Scholarship Application

Application Submission:
Submit completed application to Liza Bates at

Deadline for submission is January 1, 2017

2016 ICASE Presidential Scholarship Award Winner

Adenike Aderiye

Adenike began teaching in Texas in 2005 as a Science and Social Studies teacher.  She then taught students with exceptional needs from 2006-2012 and developed and implemented an after school program titled (ELIT) Educated Ladies in Training for young at-risk girls targeting self Esteem. In 2012 she began teaching at College Park Elementary in Indianapolis where she served as a teacher liaison for the 21st Century Scholars Program, RTI Core Team Member and as a Homebound and ESY Instructor. In 2013 she served as the Exceptional Learners Department Chair at Lincoln Middle School where she served as Public Agency Representative and assisted the Special Education Director in administrative duties. Also during this time she served as a parent liaison for special education services, implemented co-teaching, and developed and implemented the RTI process at the secondary level.  She most recently served as the Department Chair for Exceptional Learners at Pike High School and assisted the directors in administrative duties. She was a 2015 ElevatEd Presenter "The Power of 2:Co-teaching". Adenike also restructured the students with Emotional Disabilities program and Managed the summer ESY program. Adenike was recommended for the ICASE Presidential Scholarship by the Director of Exceptional Learners MSD Pike Township, Megan Ahlers and Pike High School Principal Troy Inman.  Congratulations to Adenike for receiving the 2016 inaugural award.

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The Mission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc. is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices which impact the quality of education. 

ICASE is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 3125 Dandy Trail, Suite 110, Indianapolis, IN  46214

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