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MCS superintendent featured at educational leadership summit

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay was among the featured speakers Monday at an educational leadership summit at Grace College in Winona Lake.

The Educators' Leadership Learning Summit (TELL) brought together high school administrators, principals, athletic directors, and coaches from across Indiana, providing a platform to inspire educators as they work with student athletes. The summit, which featured several top state educators and motivational speakers, was designed to spark new learning ideas, stimulate deep discussion and provide networking opportunities among attendees.

“This is a great opportunity for educators who work with high school athletics to network and to gain new ideas and initiatives from each other,” Grace College Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe said. “Athletics plays an important role in developing students, and we all need to be encouraged and challenged to grow as leaders.”

During the event, which is designed to be an annual feature at the college, 14 elite speakers presented in a “TED Talk”-inspired format. Sessions ranged from character and leadership training to school traditions and parent involvement.

“The TELL Summit stands as a wonderful opportunity for educators to hear from industry leaders on a variety of topics that will illustrate best practices in the field,” IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox said. Cox was one of the presenters at TELL.

Lindsay shared on the topic of "Purpose-Driven Performance" and he took along several Marion coaches, administrators, and other leaders

"We need all of our students to be engaged in extended-day and extended-year activities," Lindsay said. "Engagement in these activities leads to greater engagement in school, and more opportunities after high school. Coaches have a unique opportunity to reach students in a life-changing way. The TELL Summit was a GIANT opportunity for our coaches and leaders to be inspired and learn from others involved in reaching and teaching students through athletics and more. I'm grateful and humbled to have been included in the inaugural program's list of outstanding speakers."

Speakers also included: Jamy Bechler (John Maxwell coach and former Marion High School athletic director), Seth Maust (Five Star Life president), David Hoffert (Warsaw superinendent) Rob Haworth (Elkhart superintendent), Nicole Chisley (Fort Wayne Snider principal), Terry Turner (Daleville baseball coach), Deb Brown (Saint Joseph athletic director), Lenny Krebs (Warsaw girls’ basketball coach), Sandy Searcy (NFHS director), Jim Self (Hamilton Southeastern athletic director), Jeff Hester (Columbus North athletic director) and Matt Moore (Fishers boys’ basketball coach).