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Agenda - June 9, 2016

Welcoming remarks from Gary Crow, Executive Associate Dean, IU School of Education

9:30-10:45 am: New Hot Topics and Cases in 2015-2016 (Willkie Auditorium)

John Borkowski, Charles Russo, Teresa James-Robinson, Seamus Boyce
Facilitator: Janet Decker

11:00-12:15 pm: Harassment/Bullying/Ethics (Willkie Auditorium)

Martha McCarthy, Stephen Harper, Lisa Tanselle
Facilitator: Suzanne Eckes

1:45-3:00 pm: Keynote Address – Trauma-Sensitive Schools (Willkie Auditorium)

Michael Gregory

3:15-4:30 pm: Panel on the Fourth Amendment, Student/Employee Privacy and Technology and Ethics (Willkie Auditorium)

Mario Torres, Michele Moore, Tom Bunger
Facilitator: Justin Bathon

4:45-5:30 pm: Round Table Discussions (Willkie Auditorium)
  • Accommodating Transgender Youth in Schools. Discussion led by Thomas Aberli.
  • IEP, RTI, MDR? Current Issues Affecting Students with Disabilities. Discussion led by Elizabeth Shaver.
  • Public Education and Privatization: What’s at Stake? Discussion led by Julie Mead.
  • Racial Discrimination in School Discipline: Differential and Disproportionate Punishment. Discussion led by Philip T.K. Daniel.
  • Women in Administration: Challenges and Opportunities. Discussion led by Concetta Raimondi, joined by Peggy Hinckley and Rosemary Rehak.
Facilitator/Speaker Bios:
  • Thomas Aberli, Ed.D., Principal of J.M. Atherton High School, Louisville, KY
  • Justin Bathon, J.D., Ph.D., Associate professor at the University of Kentucky who teaches school law and ethics courses
  • John Borkowski, J.D., Private practice in Illinois law firm (Husch Blackwell).
  • Seamus Boyce, J.D., Private practice in Indiana law firm (Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim).
  • Tom Bunger, J.D., Private practice in Indiana law firm (Bunger & Robertson).
  • Philip T.K. Daniel, J.D., Ed.D., William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration and adjunct professor of law at Ohio State University
  • Janet Decker, J.D., Ph.D. Assistant professor at Indiana University who teaches school law and ethics courses.
  • Michele Moore, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
  • Suzanne Eckes, J.D., Ph.D., Professor at Indiana University who teaches school law and ethics courses.
  • Michael Gregory, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, Education Law Clinic, Harvard Law School, Senior Attorney, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative of Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Harvard Law School
    • Professor Michael Gregory’s keynote is sponsored as part of The Future of Professional Ethics, a series of interdisciplinary conversations sponsored by 12 units at IU & made possible by a matching grant from the College of Arts and Sciences Ostrom Grants Program. The Future of Professional Ethics at IUB also fits into a nationwide effort: learn more and join the conversation at
  • Stephen Harper, J.D., General Counsel's Office, Indiana University
  • Peggy Hinckley, Ed.D., Former Superintendent of Hobart Township Schools, the LaPorte Community School Corporation, and MSD Warren Township
  • Teresa James-Robinson, A.B.D., Coordinator, Simon Youth Academy at Circle Centre
  • Martha McCarthy, Ph.D., Presidential professor at Loyola Marymount who teaches school law and ethics.
  • Julie Mead, Ph.D., Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin
  • Concetta Raimondi, Ed.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University
  • Rosemary Rehak, Ed.D., Former Assistant Superintendent of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, IN
  • Charles Russo, J.D., Ed.D., Professor at the University of Dayton who teaches school law and ethics
  • Elizabeth Shaver, J.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Akron School of Law
  • Lisa Tanselle, J.D., Attorney with Indiana School Boards Association
  • Mario Torres, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University