What is IUSA?

IUSA is a 38-district organization whose members serve one-third of all public school students across the state of Indiana.

Dual Credit

Many urban schools offer dual-credit programs helping students save time and money in their college experience.

Global Perspective

Several IUSA member district’s schools offer International Baccalaureate programs


Urban schools offer an array of enrichment opportunties


Urban school career centers give students a chance to explore their talents and experience advanced career and technical education.
IUSA serves the needs of urban children
in a way that will have a positive general impact on public education in Indiana by…

Supporting a Legislative Agenda

that recognizes the needs of urban children.

Facilitating an Urban Ed Research Agenda

where the needs of urban students are considered.

Cooperating With Other Organizations

that have an interest in urban children

Providing a Forum to Consider

needs specific to our urban schools

Sharing Urban Schools' Successes

promoting a positive image of urban education


Dr. Nikki Woodson

Dr. Nikki Woodson


Dr. Woodson led the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township to be one of few nationwide to offer International Baccalaureate to all students in all schools within her urban school district. The long legacy of high achievement for students in Washington Township is a mark of a supportive community to achieve superior schools.
Dr. Jeff Hauswald

Dr. Jeff Hauswald

Vice President

Dr. Jeff Hauswald is the Superintendent of Kokomo School Corporation, a school community committed to offering choices to parents concerning their children’s education.
Dr. Flora Reichanadter

Dr. Flora Reichanadter


During the summer of 2007 Dr. Reichanadter served as a Department of Education Fulbright Scholar visiting multiple schools and cities on the east coast of China learning about bilingual education. She has a significant amount of experience in the Curriculum Development and a passion for learning. She enjoys teaching children and adults.
Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown


Kevin Brown serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Anderson Community Schools.  He is charged with oversight for corporate payroll, insurance, budget and all financial matters of the corporation.
Past Presidents
 Dr. Jeff Butts

Dr. Jeff Butts

Superintendent, MSD Wayne Township

I first became an educator in 1992 at Prairie Central High School in Fairbury, Illinois. I could not have imagined, after many wonderful opportunities as a teacher, athletic director, principal, and assistant superintendent, that I would be serving this wonderful community as only the fifth superintendent in the MSD of Wayne Township.
Dr. Alan B. Bourff

Dr. Alan B. Bourff

Superintendent, Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Allen Bourff has assumed the superintendency at Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Ind. Prior to that, he served as high school principal and then superintendent in Knox, IN. He received the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents’ State Superintendent of the Year award in 2008.
Ken Hull

Ken Hull

Superintendent, School Town of Speedway

I have been the Superintendent of Speedway Schools since the 2007-2008 school year. It’s important to all of us that children in Speedway receive the best education possible. We have a strong team that works together. Please contact me at 317-244-0236 or khull@speedwayschools.org if I can be of assistance or provide additional information.
Dr. Wendy Robinson

Dr. Wendy Robinson

Superintendent, Fort Wayne Community Schools

Dr. Robinson is an advocate of public education. In her three plus decades of service has developed close working relationships with some of the most prestigious educational organizations in the country. She was also a founding member of the Broad Center Fellows, a program designed to prepare and challenge urban school leaders.
IUSA Staff
Hardy Murphy, Ph.D.

Hardy Murphy, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Phone: (317) 274-6814
Fax: (317) 274-6864

Patricia Markham

Patricia Markham

IUSA Assistant

Phone: (317) 274-6816
Email: markhamp@iu.edu