2016 IPA Officer Election
Welcome to the 2016 IPA Officer Election. Per the IPA Constitution, eligible IPA Members may run for a state office upon nomination by an IPA State Director at the first regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting of the calendar year. IPA President-Elect is the only open office in 2016. The election voting window will be Wednesday, March 16th (8:00 AM) to Wednesday, March 23rd (5:00 PM). Voting will not be allowed before or after these times.
On March 16th, eligible IPA voting members will receive an email with instructions about how to access the online ballot for IPA President-Elect. Please direct questions to Lynne Woodrum, IPA Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting irregularities may be reported to IPA Election Committee members:
Candidate(s) for President-Elect
New Berlin High School Principal
Educational Specialist, University of Illinois-Springfield - 2014, Educational Leadership
Master of Science, SIU Edwardsville - 2005, Educational Leadership
Bachelor of Arts, McKendree University - 1994, Biology/Secondary Education
Illinois Administrative, Type 187 - K-12 Superintendent’s Certification
Illinois Administrative, Type 75 - K-12 General Administrative
Teaching and Administrative Experience:
New Berlin CUSD #16-High School Principal, 2011-present
Waterloo CUSD #5- Curriculum Coordinator, 2009-2011
Valmeyer CUSD #3 - High School Principal, 2005-2009
Waterloo CUSD #5 - High School Science Teacher, 1998-2005
Althoff Catholic High School - High School Science Teacher, 1994-1995
Professional Organization Experience:
Illinois New Principal Mentoring Program Certified Mentor
IPA Southwestern Region State Director, 2010-2011
IPA Southwestern Region Director, 2008-2010
SEPLB Board Member Representing IPA, 2011-Present
IPA Abe Lincoln Region Membership Chair, 2011-2012
IPA Abe Lincoln Region Director, 2012-2013
IPA Abe Lincoln State Director, 2013-Present
NGSS State Committee, 2012-2014
edTPA State Committee, 2016
What do you see as the major issues the Illinois Principals Association should be addressing, and how do you foresee your role as IPA President-Elect, in providing leadership to address these issues?
From the classroom to the capitol, education reform has triggered rapid change impacting every stakeholder. The Illinois Principals Association continues to take a proactive approach in identifying and addressing the ever-evolving demands reform has placed on the profession while keeping the delivery of high quality service to each member a priority. As IPA President-Elect, alongside IPA leadership, I will continue to advocate for students and administrators, design innovative professional development opportunities driven by education reform, and promote the services, resources, and supports available to every IPA member.