• Reimagining Rural Leadership

    We are no longer accepting applications for this cohort. 

    IASA’s cohort model offers the best opportunity to network, build close relationships with peers, hear from high-level education speakers and grow both personally and professionally. Register today for Reimagining Rural Leadership, a new IASA cohort focused on helping rural educators advance 21st Century learning practices while maintaining community support.

    Why Attend? Due to issues like internet access, limited healthcare, lack of industry, declining populations, and lower funding levels, rural school leaders face different challenges than their peers in urban and suburban areas. This new cohort aims to provide participants with high-quality professional development to address those unique challenges, often with fewer resources, while advancing modern learning practices geared toward students from rural areas.

    The sessions will feature leaders from national education organizations, superintendents from other states and tours of innovative schools. A discussion on education trends/research and opportunities to share successes and challenges with peers will be prioritized each session.

    Presented by: Dr. Courtney Orzel, IASA Associate Director of Professional Development; Todd Dugan, Superintendent of Bunker Hill CUSD #8.

    Target Audience: Superintendents, central office administrators and principals. Sign up as an individual or as a team.

    Year 1: Sept. 14, 2023 - Bunker Hill CUSD #8; Oct.16, 2023 - Virtual (10 am to Noon); Nov.14, 2023 - Virtual (10 am to Noon)

    Year 2: Jan. 17, 2024 - Virtual (10 am to Noon); Feb. 20, 2024 - Virtual (10 am to Noon); Mar. 21, 2024 - Virtual (10 am to Noon); April 24, 2024 – Virtual (10 am to Noon); May 9, 2024 – Olympia CUSD #16

    Cost: $1,000 per participant. Group discounts are available! $500 for any additional person (e.g. $2,000 for a group of three from your district). 

    Questions: Contact Dr. Courtney Orzel or call IASA at 217-753-2213.

    Sponsored by: sponsor     paper American Fidelity