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INPAC 2022

Mark your calendar for the Indiana Non-Public Administrators’ Conference (INPAC) scheduled for September 22-23, 2022 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel. INPAC is the only conference for non-public school educators in Indiana! 

Keynote Speakers

Kim Bearden – Fight Song: 6 Steps to Passion, Power, Peace, and Purpose

Kim Bearden is the cofounder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, an innovative middle school and educator-training facility in Atlanta. Over 85,000 educators from around the world have visited Kim’s classroom and have attended her workshops to learn better ways to engage students, build relationships, foster academic excellence, enhance communication, and create a climate and culture for success.

In 2016, Kim was honored at the White House for being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. She was selected from over 70,000 nominations to be honored as the Disney American Teacher Awards Outstanding Humanities Teacher, and the Milken Family Foundation selected her to receive the Award for Excellence in Education. She is the winner of the Influencer Award, the University of Georgia Outstanding Educator Award, and the Turknett Character Award for Servant Leadership. Mercedes-Benz recognized her in their Greatness Lives Here campaign, and Women Works Media Group has named her one of

Georgia’s Most Powerful and Influential Women.

Kim has spoken at hundreds of in-person events across the country as well as in South Africa, London, and China. Additionally, she is a sought-after virtual speaker and trainer. Her newest virtual course is available through Premiere University.

Over the past thirty-four years, Kim has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school-board member, staff-development trainer, and middle-school principal. Kim is a bestselling author of three books: Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me; Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done; and her newest book, Fight Song: Six Steps to Passion, Power, Peace, and Purpose. We are excited to have Kim as our Thursday afternoon keynote speaker!

Virginia Walden Ford

Virginia Walden Ford is one of America’s leading advocates for parent empowerment. Her father was a principal and the first black assistant superintendent of the Little Rock school district. Her mother was one of the first black teachers to work at an all-white elementary school there. Virginia and her twin sister were among a group of about 130 black students who were handpicked to desegregate Little Rock’s high schools in the mid-1960s.

Virginia has served as Community Outreach Director/Media Specialist for Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), as a volunteer with the Center for Education Reform in their 1997 parent outreach campaign, and as a Parent Outreach Coordinator with the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise in their 1998 effort to organize parents to support school choice and the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Act.

She is a national board member and a founding member of the Black Alliance for Educational Options and is president of the organization’s Washington, D.C. chapter. Virginia also serves as a board member of the Booker T. Washington Public Charter School and as Executive Director of D.C. Parents for School Choice, Inc, a clearinghouse designed to organize and educate parents to empower them to make appropriate educational decisions for their children.

Virginia was the recipient of the Heritage Foundation’s prestigious 2004 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship, the Black Alliance for Educational Options’ 2004 Vision Award, and the 2005 Leonard F. DeFiore Parental Choice Advocate Award from the National Catholic Education Association. She is the author of “Voices, Choices, and Second Chances: How to Win the Battle to Bring Opportunity Scholarships to Your State” and “School Choice: A Legacy to Keep.” She is also the subject of the 2019 film “Miss Virginia.” We are excited to have Virginia as our Thursday dinner keynote speaker!

Ted Neitzke – You Matter

Ten minutes with Ted, and you will be energized by his optimism and passion for leadership. You will also have an understanding of why the people who know him best say that he is “contagiously energetic, insanely curious, service orientated, and passionate about the young people of our world.”

Ted is a motivational keynote speaker who has presented to thousands of educators around the country. He demonstrates the power every individual carries to influence other people through optimism and cognizant leadership. Ted has been a teacher, principal, and superintendent. Ted is also the host and creator of “The Smart Thinking Podcast,” which is dedicated to supporting leadership in the classroom, the boardroom, and in life by sparking reflection, action, collaboration, and empathy. He currently serves as the CEO of CESA 6, a non-profit, member-driven cooperative educational service agency in Wisconsin. We are excited to have Ted as our Friday morning keynote!

30 Sessions of Robust Content 

INPAC is the only conference designed specifically for Indiana non-public school leaders. This year’s theme is “Leading with Passion and Purpose” and we have built a program featuring dynamic speakers in topics related to three learning strands: all things Indiana, instruction and culture, operational vitality, and special education. There are so many outstanding sessions that you will want to bring a team with you!   

The Special Education Pre-Conference begins Thursday, September 22 at 8:30 a.m. with a student speaker and an update from our colleagues at ADAC. Six breakout sessions will be offered on topics including, but not limited to, working with an LEA, dyslexia, inclusion, and accommodation plans. This session is ideal for anyone working with students with special needs. This pre-conference is included in the cost of a two-day registration or can be purchased as a stand-alone item. 

The All Things Indiana strand will feature a variety of sessions across two days delivered by panels of experts and speakers. Seven breakout sessions will be offered on topics including, but not limited to, addressing learning loss, early childhood education, post-secondary options, GPS Dashboard and Data Exchange, and IDOE requirements and programs. It will also include a round robin-style session for newer administrators that you will not want to miss. This session is ideal for school administrators, pre-school directors, lead teachers, and aspiring school leaders. 

The Instruction and Culture strand will feature nine sessions across two days delivered on topics including, but not limited to, early childhood education, assessment, mathematics strategy, standards based instruction, and supporting new teachers. This session is ideal for school administrators, pre-school directors, lead teachers, and aspiring school leaders. 

The Operational Vitality (in Light of Choice) strand will feature eight sessions across two days delivered on topics including, but not limited to, budgeting and fund development in light of school choice, strategic planning, enrollment and marketing strategy, and teacher pipeline. This session is ideal for school administrators, chief operating officers, chief finance officers, business managers, board/commission members, pastors and aspiring school leaders. 

To download a copy of the preliminary program with session titles and presenters, click here.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Pre-Conference:  Special Education

8:00-8:30 a.m.             Registration

8:30 -8:50 a.m.            Opening Session

8:50-9:45 a.m.             ADAC General Session: “A New IDEA in the Hoosier State”: New Ideas and New Opportunities 

9:55 -10:35 a.m.          Breakout Session 1

  • How to Work with an LEA Panel
    Meagan Gillman, Centerville-Fayette Special Services; Michelle Struewing, St. Gabriel Catholic School; Jamese Bowman, MSD of Warren Township; Sara Grein, Trinity Lutheran School; Jenna Seng, Holy Trinity Catholic School
  • New Indiana ESA
    Jaclyn Guglielmo, Office of the Indiana State Treasurer
  • Dyslexia: Early Identification, Intervention, and Access
    Cheryl Clemens, Decoding Dyslexia-IN

10:45-11:30 a.m.         Breakout Session 2 

  • The “Must-Haves” for Successful Inclusion
    Christie Bonfiglio, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • ISPs, CSEPs, and Accommodation Plans, Oh My!
    Kara Bratton, Ph.D., Lutheran Special Education Ministries
  • Moving from a Great Special Education Teacher to a Great Special Education Program
    Azure D.S. Angelov, Ph.D., Paramount Health Data Project

General Conference

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.     Registration

1:00-1:30 p.m.              Opening Session

1:30-2:30 p.m.               Keynote: Kim Bearden

2:45-3:45 p.m.               Breakout Session 1

  • Attracting and Growing Talent: Navigating a Challenging Teacher Pipeline – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Jeremy Eltz, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at University of Indianapolis; Risa Regnier, Indiana Department of Education; Julie Remschneider, Diocese of Gary; LaTonya Turner, Ph.D., Klipsch Educators College at Marian University 
  • Creating a Culture of Excellence – Instruction and Culture
    Susan Abelein, Ph.D., FACTS Education Solutions
  • The Latest in Early Childhood and On My Way Pre-K – All Things Indiana
    Beth Barrett and Marla Segal, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration – Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning
  • Rethinking the Fiscal Paradigm – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Conor Heaton, J.D., Cristo Rey Network; Dan Kozlowski, Big Shoulders Fund; Betsy Wiley, Institute for Quality Education; Lincoln Snyder, National Catholic Education Association

4:00-5:00 p.m.               Breakout Session 2

  • GPS Dashboard/Data Exchange – All Things Indiana
    Ron Sandlin, Debbie Dailey, John Keller, Ph.D., Indiana Department of Education 
  • Design Thinking for School Leaders: A Roadmap for Innovative and Practical School Planning – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Alex Urrea, Eduscape
  • Assessment Rigor and How to Build It! – Instruction and Culture
    Cathy Tooley, Tools for Success
  • Vitality and Advancement in the Private School Marketplace – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Angela Gunderson, Meitler, and Steve Michalek, Ruotolo Associates 

5:15-5:45 p.m.                Focus Sessions

  • Supporting New Teachers – Instruction and Culture
    Claire Maxson, Ed.D., Ivy Tech Community College
  • Professional Learning Communities That Work – Instruction and Culture
    Cathy Tooley, Tools for Success
  • High Quality Early Childhood Education: What Does the Research Tell Us – Instruction and Culture
    Diane Pike, St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center
  • Is My Classroom Set Up for Relationships to Thrive? – Instruction and Culture
    Joy Roberts and Julie Widman, Friendzy

5:30-6:30 p.m.               Sponsor Reception

6:30-8:00 p.m.               Dinner + Keynote: Virginia Walden Ford

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m.               Registration

8:30-9:00 a.m.              Opening Session

9:00-10:00 a.m.            Keynote: Ted Neitzke

10:15-11:15 a.m.           Breakout Session 1

  • Fund Development in Light of Choice – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Jon Dize, The Lutheran Schools Partnership and the Lutheran SGO of Indiana; Nathan Hand, The Oaks Academy; Tyler Mayer, Providence Cristo Rey High School
  • Tools for Buffaloes – Instruction and Culture
    Ted Neitzke, INPAC Keynote Speaker
  • Post-Secondary Readiness: Supporting Non-Four-Year College Options – All Things Indiana
    Rebecca Rahschulte, Ph.D., Ivy Tech Community College
  • Data Enabled Alignment for Mathematics Strategy – Instruction and Culture
    Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D., XR Technologies

11:15-11:45 a.m.            Break 

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.     Lunch + Networking with Sponsors

1:00-2:00 p.m.                Breakout Session 2

  • Standards-Based Instruction: The Principal’s Role – Instruction and Culture
    Kristie Ennis, SparkEd Consulting
  • IDOE Panel: State Assessments, Accreditation, Federal Funds/Programs, LINK Initiative – All Things Indiana
    Lacey Bohlen, Debbie Dailey, John Keller, Ph.D., Brenda Erbse, and Lynn Schemel, Indiana Department of Education
  • The Strategic Plan vs. The Strategic Organization – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Scott and Tammy Barron, School Growth
  • Budgeting in Light of Choice Panel – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Nathan Beadle, Heritage Christian School; Chris Brunson, MTCA; Angela Gunderson, Meitler; and Steve Wild, Blackhawk Christian School

2:00-2:15 p.m.               Break

2:15 -3:15 p.m.              Breakout Session 3

  • Five Things Every New(er) Principal Needs to Know – All Things Indiana
  • Finding Serenity in School Leadership – Instruction and Culture
    Scott and Tammy Barron, School Growth
  • Get SMART: What Every School Leader Should Know About Enrollment and Marketing – Operational Vitality in Light of Choice
    Rick Newberry, Ph.D., Enrollment Catalyst
  • Addressing Learning Loss – All Things Indiana
    Brenda Erbse, Indiana Department of Education

3:15 p.m.                        Conference ends

Conference Registration


Registration Rates

INPEA Members:

Full Conference Rate (Thursday and Friday) – $350/person for the first 2 registrants from the same school
Additional Registrants (3+) Full Conference Rate – $300/person from the same school
One Day Only Conference Rate (Thursday + Dinner) – $275/person
One Day Only Conference Rate (Friday) – $275/person
Special Education Pre-Conference Only Rate (Thursday) – $125/person

INPEA Non-Members:

Full Conference Rate (Thursday and Friday) – $400/person for the first 2 registrants from the same school
Additional Registrants (3+) Full Conference Rate – $350/person from the same school
One Day Only Conference Rate (Thursday + Dinner) – $325/person
One Day Only Conference Rate (Friday) – $325/person
Special Education Pre-Conference Only Rate (Thursday) – $175/person

Hotel Information

Hotel rooms are available through the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel at a rate of $149/night. Conference attendees are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. To book a room through our block, please contact the hotel at 317-816-0777  or visit their website. In order to guarantee our conference rate, reservations must be made by September 8, 2022. 

Cancellation Policy

Registrations canceled by September 1, 2022 will receive a full refund. Registrations canceled by September 12, 2022 will receive a 50% refund. Registrations canceled after September 12, 2022 are not eligible for a refund. Cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected]. Refunds will not be processed until after the conference and will be issued via check. Any credit card processing fees incurred will not be refunded.


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To discuss sponsorship options, contact  [email protected]  or 317-713-1560.

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