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It begins here: the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute. Indiana State’s Department of Educational Leadership, the Indiana Association of School Principals, and the state of Indiana have created a sophisticated post-graduate program that helps principals and their schools achieve more. The result is a two-year, intensive professional development program—IPLI. It is an immersive, non-traditional, multi-faceted journey, meant to deepen principals’ leadership skills while putting them to work improving their own schools.

“Research tells us that the best professional development is job-embedded, ongoing, active, and connected to data,” said Dr. Linda Marrs-Morford, IPLI director. “We took great care to include all those elements into an experience that is really about lifelong learning and professional synergy.” In just the first four cohorts, more than 159,000 students in 69 counties have been touched by the work of the 239 IPLI principals and their teachers.

“I have personally watched as our principals have returned from the seminars and regional meetings with data-driven, best instructional practices, collaborative links with principal colleagues throughout the state, and better reflections of their growth as school leaders.” —David Hoffert, superintendent, Warsaw Community Schools


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