Mt. Vernon Middle School Principal, Scott Shipley, and Mt. Comfort Elementary Principal, Heather Whitaker, have graduated from the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI).
Scott and Heather, are pictured with Dr. Lori Boyland, Educational Leadership Department Chair, Ball State University. Dr. Boyland was also the former principal at Mt. Vernon Intermediate School.
Housed at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education, IPLI is a two-year experience that addresses the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success. It was created with bipartisan support by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013.
Principals Shipley and Whitaker were two of 56 principals in IPLI’s first class. Their accomplishments include boosting the individual grades of their school, implementing data-driven processes to enhance student performance, improving classroom instruction, and strengthening school culture. More than 72,000 students in 58 counties have been touched by the principals' work in IPLI. Additionally, 20 of the first cohort’s 56 principals saw their school grades increase under the A-F model. To learn more about IPLI, please visit www.indianapli.org.