• Angie Balsley
    Dr. Angela 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 individuals 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:
     
    Doctorate, Education Leadership & Policy Studies (2018)
    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.
     
    PUBLICATIONS: 

    Balsley,A.(2018).Special education directors' experiences preventing and responding to requests for due process hearing.

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
     
    Indiana Council of Admin. of Special Education
    Unified, Voting Member (Since 2007)
    Co-Chair, Central Rountable (present)
    Co-Chair, Accessibility Committee, CEC Conference (present)
    Chair, Fiscal Man. Committee (2015-2017)
     
    Council for Exceptional Children
    Member (Since 1996)
     
    South Central Indiana School Trust
    Board Member (Since 2014)
    Chair, Administrative Review Committee 

    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 and I spend a lot of time doing those things too.  I've traveled to Italy, Prague, & Mexico and love to plan our next adventures.