Nov. 21st: Q & A panel with Batesville and St. Louis School Administrators

 

Next Friday we will have Dr. Jim Roberts, Superintendent of Batesville Schools and Chad Moeller, Principal, of St. Louis Catholic School at Mom2Mom to do a Q and A panel about our communities schools.  We are very excited that these men have taken time out of their busy schedules to come sit down with us and answer our questions about the education that our children are getting here in Batesville!roberts

As Superintendent, Dr. Roberts has been extremely involved in strengthening the health and well-being of the community through his participation in the Coalition of a Drug Free Batesville, Southeastern Indiana YMCA’s Community Partners, Team Batesville Running Club, and Girls on the Run Program. Additionally, he has spearheaded efforts to increase postsecondary opportunities for all BCSC students through a cooperative effort with Ivy Tech Community College, initiated a 1:1 technology program for grades K-12, and implemented a Global Immersion Program that allows for student and teacher exchanges with sister schools in other countries.

Dr. Roberts serves on the Board of Directors for Margaret Mary Community Hospital, as the Scholarship Committee Chairperson for the Rural Alliance for the Arts, as the Farm/City Program Director for the Kiwanis Club of Batesville, and as the President of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been a state and national presenter in the area of Coordinated School Health Programs, received an Indiana State Department of Health Wellness Champion Award in 2011, was a Finalist for the 2013 Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award, and was the 2013 Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents District VIII Superintendent of the Year.

Dr. Roberts received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is married to Diana, a grade 2 teacher at Batesville Primary School, and they have three daughters, Rylie, Regan, and Rashel.

Dr. Roberts has also invited the Batesville Schools IT Director, Jackie Huber, as well so she can answer questions about the new iPads that the students received this year!

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Mr. Moeller received his Bachelor’s from the University of Dayton and his Master’s from Ball State University.  After spending several years as a graphic designer, he has been in the field of education for 21 years and has been St. Louis Schools’ Principal for the past 9 years.  Chad is married to Paulla and has two daughters, Annie (12) and Lizzy (19).

Missy Cooper, Kindergarten teacher at St. Louis, will be accompanying Mr. Moeller on Friday as well.  She was herself a St. Louis student, then attended Oldenburg Academy and went on to degree at Ball State University.  She has 20 years teaching experience in both K and 1st grade.  Missy is married to Tim and has two children: Gabby (17) & Gus (14).  Please bring questions ready for this panel.  It will be a great day!

We also plan to have a discussion group of home school Moms ready to share ideas with each other if these other schools do not apply to you and your family.

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Nov. 7th: Art Therapy

Claire Macyauski is a Master’s Level Therapist who received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Psychology from Ball State University in 2008. She went on to receive her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL in 2010. She is currently working toward getting licensed as mental health counselor. Ms. Macyauski is employed at Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services. She has been working there for the past two years. She helped start the school-based therapy program at the Greensburg Elementary last year and continues to help it grow in the Decatur County schools. She works with children ages 4-18 in the schools and at home. Prior to working at Centerstone she was employed at the Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office. Ms. Macyauski resides in Greensburg, IN. She currently has no children of her own, but looks forward to being a mother someday. She has a 1 year golden doodle, Oakley, which keeps her plenty busy. When she isn’t busy with her job or helping people, she enjoys making crafts and different kinds of artwork of her own.

We are so excited to hear what Claire has learned about Art Therapy and how it can help us as Moms as we guide and lead our children.