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About Us - Administration - Teaching & Learning
A Diverse Curriculum

The New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation is committed to offering a diverse curriculum designed to meet the needs of all children within the school community. Students are held accountable for acquiring a basic foundational pool of knowledge and demonstrating that knowledge through classroom opportunities as well as through a wide variety of assessment tools and application-based strategies. Instructional staff members are trained in the best practice research and emerging national trends in curriculum, teaching strategies and assessment.

The New Albany Floyd Schools have implemented brain-compatible learning, serving as an umbrella covering the following areas: authentic learning and assessment; integrated thematic instruction; life skills; multicultural diversity; developmentally appropriate practices and learning styles.


Michele Day, Director of Elementary Education and Title I


Michele Day's responsibilities include working with the nine elementary principals to ensure high levels of academic achievement for all students. Michele leads elementary curricular and instructional initiatives, plans and conducts professional development activities, and collaborates with Title I administrators to plan and execute successful programming in the elementary schools with the highest concentrations of poverty in the district.

Michele received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast. She obtained 30 credit hours above a Masters concentrating these studies in administration and learning disabilities.

Michele’s background includes teaching grades one thru four as well as serving in administration as an intern, assistant principal, and principal. While teaching Michele received recognitions including the Southern IN Chamber of Commerce Achievement in Education Award, an IASC Adviser of the Year Nomination, an Outstanding Young Women in America Nomination, and a Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award Certificate of Commendation.  During Michele’s career as an administrator she has received the Indiana University Southeast Alumni Award of Excellence. She has participated in the Indiana Principals Leadership Academy Group 38 and graduated from the Indiana NEXT technology program.





Sharon Jones, Director of Student Programs and Cultural Responsiveness


Sharon Jones is responsible for the development of the minority recruitment program; implementation of the secondary scholars cohort programs; monitor curriculum and human resource matters related to equity and diversity; coordinate the Mentor Mii Program; and interfacing with various community organizations.
Sharon received a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Education from Indiana University Southeast. She earned 30 credit hours above the Masters at the University of Louisville with a concentration in administration.
Sharon began her elementary teaching career in Kentucky before joining New Albany-Floyd County Schools as a Special Education teacher, Assistant Principal, Title I Coordinator, and Principal.
Professional honors include IASP District 12 Assistant Principal of the Year 1999 and Elementary Principal of the Year 2010.





Rhonda Mull, Director of Middle School Education


Rhonda Mull provides leadership for our middle level administrative team and assists in developing the curricular focus of our three middle schools:  Hazelwood, Highland Hills, and Scribner Middle Schools.  Rhonda works with teaching staff in the development of an academic framework for student success and meets with guidance counselors to address the social and emotional needs of our students.  Rhonda also oversees the SYSTEM TO SYSTEM process as teachers and administrators meet to discuss student achievement data.

Rhonda earned a B.A. in English Education from Eastern Kentucky University; an M.A. in Guidance Counseling from Western Kentucky University; her principal certification from the EPPSP program at Butler University; and her superintendent's license from Indiana State University. 

Rhonda's professional experience includes teaching secondary English for five years and working as a guidance counselor for seven years before coming to New Albany Floyd County.  In 1995, Rhonda worked at Prosser School of Technology for three years as an Assistant Principal before going to Hazelwood Middle School in the same capacity.  From 2001 to 2010, Rhonda served as principal at Scribner Middle School. 

Professional honors include serving as the Indiana Middle Level State Association President for 2009 and receiving the Indiana Principal of the Year Award for 2010.



Sally Jensen, Director of Assessment and Student Information


As the corporation testing coordinator, Sally’s primary responsibility is the administration of the ISTEP+ testing program.  This includes the ISTEP+ testing program in grades 3-8 as well as the ISTEP+ Graduation Exams in Algebra I and English.  In addition to this role, Sally is responsible for our student information system and Indiana state reporting.  Additionally, Sally works with teaching staff in the in the development of the district’s Common Formative Assessments (CFAs).  CFAs are the essential component used in the SYSTEM to SYSTEM collaborative discussions of student achievement data with teachers and administration.

Sally earned a B.S. in Secondary Education (mathematics major) from Indiana University Southeast as well as an M.S. in Secondary Education.  Sally received additional training in database administration and computer programming.

Before coming to New Albany Floyd County, Sally taught mathematics at Salem High School.  Sally then taught mathematics and computer programming at New Albany High School for 20 years.  She also served as the district’s secondary math curriculum chair for ten years.  One of the strategic goals of the school corporation is to make information more accessible to students, staff, parents.  Sally’s extensive training in database development and administration allows our staff to incorporate data driven decision making for our students’ academic achievement.


Louie Jensen, Director of High School Education


Louie Jensen serves as the director of Floyd Central High School and New Albany High School.  
 
Louie received his bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and earned his master’s degree in education from Indiana University Southeast.  He is currently working on his Educational Specialist Degree at Indiana State University with a completion date of August 2011.
 
Louie’s professional experiences include teaching social studies and coaching for ten years.  In 1994, he became Assistant Principal of Student Development which involved working with students to achieve success in the classroom.  After two years, he moved to Assistant Principal of Staff Development where his primary responsibilities were to facilitate teacher growth and implement new curricular programs.   In 2008, he was named Principal of Floyd Central High School.

Professional honors include serving as an Indiana Principal’s Leadership Academy facilitator, IASP District 12 Assistant Principal of the Year in 2001, and receiving the Indiana High School Press Association Principal of the Year Award in 2010.


Janet Page, Principal of New Albany High School


Janet Page is the Principal of New Albany High School, home of the Bulldogs.  New Albany is the oldest public high school in Indiana.  The school opened in 1853, Mrs. Page is the 13th Principal of the school, and the first female to hold the position.    Enrollment is just under 2,000 students making NAHS one of the 20 largest high schools in the state.
 
Janet earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Louisville, and her Education Specialist degree from Indiana State University.  She is licensed to teach Business and Economics in Indiana and in Kentucky, holds a Vocational license in Kentucky, has a secondary Administrator’s license in Indiana, and holds a Superintendent’s license in Indiana.
 
Janet’s career began as a teacher at Jeffersonville High School where she was employed from 1985-1995.  From 1995-2005 she was an Assistant Principal at New Albany High School serving as both the Assistant Principal for Student Development and for Staff Development.  In 2005 Janet was named Principal of Lanesville Junior-Senior High School.  She was there for five years before returning to NAHS in 2010 as Principal.
 

In 2002 Janet was recognized by the Indiana Association of School Principal’s (IASP) as the District 12 Assistant Principal of the Year.  In 2010 Janet was named Educator of the Year in Harrison County, and was also honored by IASP as Principal of the Year for District 12.



Janie Whaley, Principal of Floyd Central High School


Janie Whaley is the principal of Floyd Central High School.  Her responsibilities include serving as the instructional leader for the two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and as the chief advocate for academic achievement for all Floyd Central’s students.

Janie received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University Bloomington.  She has done additional graduate work at Purdue University and Indiana University Southeast, where she recently served as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education.  She co-teaches brain-based classes for teachers in New Albany schools with a strong focus on student learning.

Janie has served schools in Bartholomew County, Huntington County and Greater Clark before joining the New Albany Floyd County district in 1990.  While at Floyd Central she served as library media specialist, Assistant Principal for Floyd Central Junior High, Assistant Principal for Student Development and Assistant Principal for Staff Development.

In 2006 and again in 2010, Janie was named the IASP District 12 Assistant Principal of the Year.  In 2010 she was named the Outstanding Supervisor in Educational Leadership by Indiana University Southeast.  She also served as state president of the Association for Indiana Media Educators and is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as well as the National Association for Secondary School Principals.  She is a graduate of the Indiana Principals Leadership Academy, Group 39. 


Alan Taylor, Director of Career and Technical Education


As the Director of Career and Technical Education, Alan is responsible for developing and monitoring quality career and technical education programs throughout CTE District 45. All public, private, and parochial schools located within Crawford, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington counties compose CTE District 45. In addition to operating the state’s largest career center, Prosser School of Technology, Alan assists District 45 schools establish new career programs, monitors state and federal CTE funding, and provides leadership to increase all CTE core indicators of student performance.
 
Alan holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University and an M.S. in Secondary Education from Indiana University Southeast. He earned his Principal certification from Indiana University Southeast and his Director of Career and Technical Education certification from Indiana State University.
 
Alan taught Industrial Technology Education at Floyd Central High for nine years before moving into school administration. He served as an Administrative Intern at Hazelwood Middle School and as an Assistant Principal at Charlestown Middle School prior to arriving at Prosser School of Technology. Since 1998, Alan has been a part of the Prosser Administrative team. He has previously served as Prosser’s Assistant Principal and Principal.
 
Alan actively serves on several committees organized by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana Department of Education, and Indiana Association of Career and Technical Education Districts.




 












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