Monthly Archives: April 2022

Kay Schmalen to become Director of Professional Learning on July 1

Kay Schmalen, Consultant for Educational Services, has been named Director of Professional Learning. Kay will provide direct oversight of all aspects of professional learning including the development of a continuum of supports that include asynchronous and synchronous, blended, face-to-face and … Continue reading

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All-Staff insurance open-enrollment meeting to be held virtually on April 28

The Open Enrollment period for insurance changes will begin April 25 and ends on May 15.  There are no changes to premiums this year and very minimal changes to the plans. Even if you do not take insurance, you must … Continue reading

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New Leadership Coach announced

Last month, we shared with you that we will begin to take steps to ease away from working with ESSDAK and begin to fold the INspired Leadership efforts in-house. Specifically, we communicated that we would have a 1.0 FTE in-house … Continue reading

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New IPERS appointment information available now

IPERS is still not scheduling any local face-to-face meetings or individual appointments. You may contact member services at (800) 622-3849 to schedule an appointment or visit the IPERS website for resources. A Retirement Tools and Resources page is available for … Continue reading

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Spring virtual retirement celebration

Plan now to join your colleagues for the all staff retirement celebration on Friday, May 27, beginning at 9:00 am. Due to the great response after last year’s event, this year’s celebration will be held virtually with a similar format. … Continue reading

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INspired Leadership Google Site now available from ESSDACK

A new INspired Leadership Toolkit site is now available for everyone who wants to further their training. Filled with resources, it’s a great place to learn more about: The 7 Levels of Energy Decision Making Communication Reflection Problem-Solving Mindset

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April’s Coffee with the Chief recording available

Staff who were unable to join Chief Administrator Sam Miller on April 1st for the latest agency update can view the recording online. Use the passcode +b2hDYTQ. Please reach out to your direct supervisor if you have any questions. 

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