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IPS superintendent search
July 25, 2019
IPS board votes unanimously to hire Johnson as superintendent
Johnson, 41, will be paid about $250,000 next year and receive the same retirement and health insurance benefits as other administrators.
July 3, 2019
Here’s how much money Aleesia Johnson will be paid as IPS superintendent
In real terms, Aleesia Johnson’s salary will be comparable to Ferebee’s initial pay.
June 28, 2019
Indianapolis Public Schools’ new leader wants to have ‘hard conversations’ about race
Race and ethnicity have perennially been the backdrop of the most pressing issues facing Indianapolis Public Schools leaders.
June 21, 2019
Interim leader Aleesia Johnson named next superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools
Johnson’s appointment to lead the state’s largest system solidifies its high-profile transformation into a district that works hand-in-hand with charter school operators.
June 19, 2019
After interviewing 3 candidates, IPS board is close to tapping the next superintendent
The school board president is performing more due diligence before the board offers the position.
meet the candidates
June 19, 2019
3 very different finalists for IPS superintendent walk a fine line on ‘innovation’ schools
Indianapolis Public Schools has said it hopes to name a new superintendent from among the finalists by the end of June.
in their words
June 14, 2019
Read the letters from three finalists about why they want to become IPS superintendent
In letters submitted with their applications, the three finalists explained why they want to become superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.
June 14, 2019
Meet the three finalists for Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent
Interim superintendent Aleesia Johnson, Pike Township assistant superintendent Larry Young, and Louisville chief of schools Devon Horton were named as finalists.
a step closer
June 12, 2019
IPS superintendent finalists face public interviews next week, but their names are still under wraps
The school board hopes to name a new superintendent by the end of June.
May 28, 2019
IPS board chooses finalists for superintendent after interviews
The school board met with five semi-finalists Tuesday behind closed doors and chose the final pool of candidates, said board president Michael O’Connor.
May 17, 2019
IPS superintendent job gets 11 applications
Now the school board will begin evaluating which of the applicants may be a good fit for the district.
March 7, 2019
Aleesia Johnson took the helm of IPS amid rising opposition. How will she respond?
Those who knew Johnson in previous roles say that while she has not led a district, she has qualities that would help her succeed as superintendent.
February 28, 2019
Divisions rise to the surface as IPS begins superintendent search
The unofficial kickoff in the search for a new IPS superintendent has raised a range of issues in the community.
January 31, 2019
IPS board looks to conclude superintendent search in May
All six board members present voted Thursday to approve the process outlined.
January 10, 2019
IPS board aims for a quick search process without an outside firm to select the new superintendent
School board president Michael O’Connor told Chalkbeat that the board hopes to announce a formal process for selecting a new superintendent next week.
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