Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education kicked off the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute yesterday with more than 100 Hoosier principals in attendance. The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute is a two-year experience designed to address the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success. The institute will increase a principal’s ability to address the current needs of their schools, such as teacher evaluation models, student performance, community involvement and shaping a strong school culture. The principals also will develop and implement personal and school improvement plans, facilitate action research projects at each school, refine school improvement plans and build a network of other principals to gain support during and beyond the institute experience. Representing Kosciusko Schools are, Randy Dahms from Leesburg Elementary, Jon Lippe From Lakeview Middle School, and Nathan Polston from Pierceton Elementary School.