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About CIESC

The Best Educational Experiences

Central Indiana Educational Service Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing free and at-cost educational programs throughout central Indiana and beyond. Last year we served over 180 schools and organizations to provide a better educational experience to over 150,000 children.

With our comprehensive services we allow organizations to function at the lowest possible cost while maintaining the highest possible quality. CIESC programs include a number of collaborative ventures with other organizations and non-profits to improve the learning process.

Our Vision

Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) will become a national model educational service center.

Our Mission

Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) is committed to innovative programs and exceptional service enhancing academic achievement and operational efficiencies.

Department Objectives

Cooperative Purchasing

  • Child Nutrition: To increase the number of K-12 school food categories CIESC procures for member districts in the next two years.
  • School Buses: To maintain the current level of participation in the purchasing program.
  • Cooperative Purchasing: To become the most complete and comprehensive program in the state.

Indiana Online

  • To create/enhance awareness of Indiana Online
  • To expand and redesign courses for quality
  • To expand professional learning for teachers

Professional Learning

  • To provide credible and relevant professional development based on best practice research
  • To become Indiana’s preferred professional development provider in the state

Driver Education Safety

  • To improve the driver education process from enrollment to completion to make it as seamless as possible for clients
  • To reduce the waiting list in order to serve more students

Media Services

  • To become Indiana’s preferred educational video production team
  • To transition to internal content creation
  • To create a three-year roadmap for Compliance Training
  • To continue to provide high-quality crisis communication services, while enhancing public relations services

Absence Management

  • To increase the number of available substitutes for districts served
  • To clarify the benefits of our Frontline partnership (specifically Absence Management) and communicate those benefits to CIESC members

Digitarium

  • To enhance member school awareness and usage of this service

After-School Programs

  • To increase the number of member schools who would like to expand or improve their after-school programming

Executive Coaching and Mentoring

  • To provide members with high-quality executive coaching and mentoring to enhance individual and district-wide leadership

Partnerships

  • To facilitate the Keep Indiana Learning initiative to provide ongoing instructional support and resources to Indiana educators
  • To facilitate the Counselor Connect initiative to provide ongoing student service support and resources to Indiana educators
  • To research, vet, and implement appropriate partnerships with outside organizations that will benefit members
  • To facilitate a Superintendent Collaborative to provide a forum for CIESC superintendents to meet and discuss topics of interest

Internal Operations

  • To develop a team culture, reducing organizational silos
  • To upgrade or replace in-house software applications to better support clients and staff
  • To develop a three-year technology replacement plan
  • To enhance marketing efforts to increase membership awareness of CIESC programs and services

ISESC Workers Compensation

  • To provide excellent service to current consortium members and to grow membership

Budget

  • To maintain a healthy cash balance to not only sustain annual operational objectives, but also to protect the organization long-term

Board of Directors

School district superintendents constitute the CIESC Board of Directors. The Board helps guide the direction of CIESC programs and services. Board meetings are quarterly, with additional Executive Board meetings.

2019-2020 CIESC Governing Board

Front Row

Dr. Michael Beresford, Carmel Clay Schools
Dr. Timothy Edsell, Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corp. – Secretary
Dr. Lisa Lantrip, Comm. School Corp. of Southern Hancock County – Vice-Chairman
Dr. Matthew Prusiecki, MSD of Decatur Twp. – Chairman
Dr. Scott Robison, Zionsville Community Schools
Dr. Jon Milleman, Lebanon Community School Corp.
Mr. Kyle Trebley, School Town of Speedway

Middle Row

Dr. Derek Arrowood, Hamilton Heights School Corp.
Dr. Jack Parker, Mt. Vernon Community School Corp.
Mr. James Diagostino, Mill Creek Community School Corp.
Dr. Margaret Hoernemann, Avon Community School Corp.
Dr. Allen Bourff, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Mr. Randy Taylor, Mooresville Consolidated School Corp.
Dr. Sherry Grate, Westfield Washington Schools
Dr. Kent DeKoninck, Greenwood Community School Corp.
Mr. Patrick Mapes, Perry Township Schools

Back Row

Dr. Patrick Spray, Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp.
Dr. Kirk Freeman, Monroe-Gregg School District
Dr. David Clendening, Franklin Community School Corp.
Mr. Scott Olinger, Plainfield Community School Corp.
Dr. Harold Olin, Greenfield-Central Community School Corp.
Dr. Paul Kaiser, Beech Grove City Schools

Not Pictured

Dr. Bruce Hibbard, Franklin Township Community School Corp.
Dr. Jay Arthur, MSD of Martinsville

Meet the Administration

DR. ANDREW MELIN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JENNIE THOMPSON

HR MANAGER

CHRISTINE DERDA

BUSINESS MANAGER

CHRISTINE BALAK

OUTREACH MANAGER

DR. CHRISTY HILTON

DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS

FELISIA O'BOLD

BUSINESS OFFICE CONSULTANT

PHYLLIS CANADY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

MELISSA DALCOROBBO

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

DAVID TUCKER

OFFICE FACILITIES SUPPORT

Meet the Technology Department

Scott Cox

Technology Director

Tahir Ijaz

Software Developer

Thomas Williams

Technology Specialist