• Angie Balsley
    Angie Balsley
    Executive Director
     
    PERSONAL STATEMENT: 

    My experiences being a volunteer, camp counselor, personal care attendant, group home staff member, teacher, and family member of a person with a disability have fostered my love for working with people with special needs. A passion for “doing the right thing” for children and their families led me to pursue an administrative path.  I believe in fostering creative and innovative solutions through collaboration.  It is my privilege to lead an amazing team of professionals to meet the unique learning needs of students across our member districts.  I invite you to contact me with questions, concerns, ideas, and feedback.   

    EDUCATION:
     
    Doctoral Candidate
    Education Leadership & Policy Studies
    Indiana University
     
    Master of Science, Strategic Management (2016)
    Kelley School of Business
    Indiana University
     
    Director of Exceptional Needs(2009)       
    Ball State University

    Master of Science, School Administration(2002)
    Magna Cum Laude
    Indiana University

    Bachelor of Science, Special Education(1998)
    Cum Laude
    Ball State University
     

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

    2017 - Present   Executive Director, Earlywood Educational Services
     
     
    2014 - 2017        Executive Director, Special Services, Johnson County and Surrounding Schools 
     
     
    2012 - 2014        Assistant Director, Special Services, Johnson County and Surrounding Schools
     
    2007 - 2012        Director of Special Services, Bremen Public Schools
     
    1998 - 2007        Special Education Teacher, Elkhart Co. Special Education Cooperative
     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
     

    2006-2007          K-2 Teacher for Students with Significant Disabilities, Goshen, IN.

    2003–2006         Middle School Teacher for Students with Significant Disabilities, Wakarusa, IN

    1998-2003          Middle School Teacher for Students with Significant Disabilities, Goshen, IN


    SPECIAL INTERESTS:

    I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. My teenage son is active in school, travel baseball, and football which means my husband & I spend a lot of time doing those things too. I’ve traveled to Italy, Prague, & Mexico and love to plan our next adventures.  I am currently working on my doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy studies through Indiana University.  My dissertation will study due process practices.  Dissertation References