Message from IBEA President Dena Irwin
is hard to believe another school year is in full swing and many of
you have been in session for weeks! I hope you had an enjoyable and
relaxing summer filled with family and friends.
We have a very exciting conference planned for November 21-22,
2014, at the Wyndham Hotel near the old airport in Indianapolis. There
will be seven tracks offered covering personal finance, preparing for
college & careers, information technology, marketing/entrepreneurship,
middle level, leadership, and one for vendor products.
Tonya Skinner, a business teacher extraordinaire, is our keynote
speaker from Missouri. You will love Tonya's vitality and her plethora of lesson plans. Early
bird sessions, vendor exhibits, awards luncheon, past presidents' reception, IDOE update, and more await you! Please mark your calendar
and get that professional development request filed!
IBEA will be offering more professional development to Indiana's business and
marketing teachers in the spring. We have plans to offer regional
workshops related to what is going on in your area of the state.
Contact your regional representative to learn what they have planned
for you and let them know what you would like them to focus on this
We have a
very special event planned for anyone who has served as a
past-president for our organization. If you are a past-president,
please contact me to get added to the special surprise we have
organized to take place at the November conference. I promise all of
us will be smiling and dancing in the aisles....more on that later!
closing, I wish you all the best for a good school year. The years
seem to go by so quickly most days as it will be Christmas time before
we blink an eye. As your president, please let me know how I can
better serve you and make your year better. I look forward to seeing
you in November.
All the best,
The 2013 Annual IBEA Conference was a huge success!
Congratulations to our Distinguished Service
IBEA is offering two scholarships for school year 2014-2015; one to a
high school senior and the other to a business education major at one
of the four NABTE schools in Indiana. If you know a student who
would benefit from this scholarhsip, please encourage them him/her to
IBEA Executive Board
you would like to be involved in the future of Business Education
IBEA Distinguished Service Awards 2014
Do you know an outstanding teacher who deserves to be
recognized? IBEA awards several types of honors at the
conference each year.
Award nomination information and forms.
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