Suellen K. Reed will be visiting classrooms and talking about specific programs at Northview, with a focus on the school's improvement efforts on reading and writing.
She is also Indiana's Chief State School Officer and also serves as the Chairperson of the State Board of Education and the CEO of the Indiana Department of Education.
Indiana's first female state superintendent, she was elected the first time into her office November 1992. After being sworn in on Jan. 11, 1993, she made it her goal to provide a valuable education to all students in Indiana.
Currently serving her fourth consecutive four-year term, Reed has raised Indiana's Academic Standards to be ranked best in the nation. She has reorganized the Department of Education and provides training, evaluation, and accountability so that Indiana students and schools will continue to improve.
Reed grew up on her family farm in Rush County. A student at public schools, she graduated valedictorian of her New Salem High School class. She went on to Hanover College and received a B.A. in History, Political Science and Secondary Education. She received her M.A. in Elementary Education and History from Ball State University. She went back to Ball State and received her Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision with cognates in Curriculum and History.
She travels to all 92 counties to ensure standards are being met and to ensure that students are receiving the best possible education.