Top education professionals from around Indiana will help form the next generation of educational leadership through a new advisory board.
The Leadership Education Advisory Board (LEAB) supports the Educational Leadership Program at the IU School of Education in maintaining a high-quality curriculum that is relevant to the needs of K-12 education practitioners, according to Chad Lochmiller, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department Chair. Board members provide regular feedback and strategic counsel to program faculty on curriculum and assessments that align to the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Standards. Members also review the expectations for interns who are completing the required field experience to ensure that they are prepared for their leadership roles.
“The advisory board serves as the primary point of connection between our program and the broader field of educational leadership,” Lochmiller added. “By soliciting feedback on a regular basis, it helps our graduate and licensure program maintain a strong practice-based focus. Leaders prepared by our program not only need to be able to think deeply about complex leadership issues but also act swiftly to address these issues during their initial leadership positions."