Today, the public gets its first opportunity to hear from the three candidates for IPS Superintendent. The candidates are Aleesia Johnson, IPS interim superintendent (and rumored front-runner), Dr. Larry Young, Pike Township Assistant Superintendent, and Devon Horton, Cheif of Schools for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky.
Here are the questions I would like addressed during the public interviews:
- What is your plan for either continuing or ending innovation schools across the district?
- What is your strategy to continue to recruit high-quality teachers and leaders of color to the district?
- How do you plan to navigate the political climate of education in Indianapolis?
- How do you plan to balance the relationship between the public and the business community?
- What is your approach to win over current families, win new families, and win back former IPS families?
- What is the best piece of education leadership feedback you have been given and how have you improved your practice as a leader based on that feedback?
- What are your top three priorities, if selected as the leader, during your first 100 days?
The meeting will take place at 5:00 PM at the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services at 120 E. Walnut Street.