Rayle to serve as 'mentor'

Friday, July 12, 2013
Tim Rayle

TERRE HAUTE -- Indiana State University's Bayh College of Education recently announced Clay Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Tim Rayle will serve as one of 11 mentors to the members of the inaugural Indiana Principal Leadership Institute class.

The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute is a two-year experience designed to address the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success.

The institute will increase a principal's capacity to address the current needs of their school, such as teaching evaluation models, student performance, community involvement and shaping a strong school culture.

The mentors will play a key role in guiding small group activities and discussions with the participating principals. The diverse experience of the mentors at various leadership levels will help those participating process and incorporate information learned at the institute into meaningful and usable knowledge.

At the same time, the mentors will serve as the basis of a supportive network that each principal will develop over the course of the institute.

In addition to serving as assistant superintendent for curriculum at Clay Community Schools, Rayle is also an adjunct professor in the Principal Licensing Program at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Prior to taking on these roles, Rayle was the principal at Northview High School from 2006-11.

Rayle is a graduate of Indiana University, where he also he received his M.S. in Education Administration. He earned an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University.

The mentors were selected through an effort between Indiana State University and the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Fifth principals are scheduled to participate in the inaugural class.

The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute at Indiana State University was created by bipartisan legislation authored by Senators Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) and Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn).

Gov. Mike Pence approved the legislation in May.

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