The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced appointments to the state's Accountability System Review panel. Glenda Ritz will co-chair the group, which will make recommendations on a transparent accountability system for Indiana schools. September 6, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced appointments to the Accountability System Review panel. As co-chair of the panel, Superintendent Ritz will oversee the work of the panel as it makes recommendations on how to best design a fair and transparent accountability system for Indiana schools.

The panel was created through a memorandum of understanding between Superintendent Ritz, Governor Mike Pence, Senator David Long and Speaker Brian Bosma. The panel will consist of 16 members in addition to Superintendent Ritz. Superintendent Ritz, Governor Pence, Senator Long and Speaker Bosma have all made four appointments to the panel.

“I am a strong proponent of accountability for our schools,” said Superintendent Ritz. “Recent media reports have raised significant questions about how our schools have been graded in the past. I look forward to working with this panel to advocate for a strong accountability system that is fair and transparent.”

The other members of the panel are:

• Keith Gambill, Teacher, Evansville Community School Corporation (DOE Appointment)

• Cheryl Ramsey, Principal, Beveridge Elementary, Gary (DOE Appointment)

• Dr. E. Ric Frataccia, Superintendent, Portage Township Schools (DOE Appointment)

• Michele Walker, Director of Student Assessment, Indiana Department of Education (DOE Appointment)

• Cassandra McLeod, KIPP College Prep (Governor Appointment)

• Rob Lugo, Principal, Stonybrook Middle School, M.S.D. Warren Township (Governor Appointment)

• Dr. Jim Snapp, Superintendent, Brownsburg Community School Corporation (Governor Appointment)

• Claire Fiddian-Green (Governor Appointment)

• Melanie Park, Teacher, Riverview Middle School, Huntington County Community School (Senator Long Appointment)

• Steve Baker, Principal, Bluffton High School (Senator Long Appointment)

• Dr. Steven Yager, Superintendent, Southwest Allen Schools (Senator Long Appointment)

• Derek Redelman, Indiana Chamber of Commerce (Senator Long Appointment)

• Jessica Dunn Feeser, Teacher, Nora Elementary School, M.S.D. Washington Township (Speaker Bosma Appointment)

• Sheila Seedhouse, Key Learning Community, Indianapolis Public Schools (Speaker Bosma Appointment

• Dr. Shane Robbins, Superintendent, Northwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County (Speaker Bosma Appointment)

• Scott Bess, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana (Speaker Bosma Appointment)Source: Indiana Department of Education

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