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Joe Kwisz  

Joe is the current Executive Director at Old National Trail Special Services and is serving in his twelfth year in SPED Administration.  Outside of his experiences in Administration, Joe was a teacher for students with emotional disabilities, and a high school football coach.  Having entered the field through a transition to teaching program, Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University in Telecommunications with an emphasis in Sales/Management, Master’s Degree from Marian University (Indianapolis Teaching Fellows Cohort 1), and Director’s License from IU Bloomington.  

Joe is a devoted husband and the proud father of four children.  Professionally, Joe places a high priority on trust, humor, and building strong relationships with colleagues around the state.  He believes that no option is off the table when providing services for students with exceptional needs.  Serving as the ICASE President is a privilege that Joe is honored to fill.


Jill Lambert 

I am Jill Lambert

Mom to: Connor, Jackson, and Bella- wife of 21 years to Darren.

Proud public educator for the past 26 years- currently serving as the Director of Student Services for Greenwood Community Schools. I am a big believer in student centered decision making. In addition, I truly believe that by investing in yourself to be a better person will yield the best results for you and your students. Always on the hunt to develop myself to pour into others.


Dr. Angela L. Balsley

Angie Balsley is the Founder and CEO of Unified Leadership, working with leaders to align strategies to desired outcomes. She also serves as a Senior Consultant for the national Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE). Angie began her career as a teacher for students with significant disabilities before serving as a special education director in a rural district and then as the Executive Director of an interlocal special education cooperative. She is a licensed special education teacher, principal, special education director, and superintendent. Angie earned her doctorate in Education Leadership & Policy Studies from Indiana University. She also earned a masters degree in Strategic Management from the Kelley School of Business A passion for “doing the right thing” for children and their families led her to pursue an administrative path. She believes in fostering creative and innovative solutions through collaboration. She enjoys time with her family & friends and being outdoors.


Jennifer Anderson

Jen is the Director of Student Services at Richland Bean Blossom CSC where she oversees multiple programs, including Special Education, Section 504 plans, McKinney-Vento, English Language Learners, Mental Health and Well-Being, Title I, and Title IX. Jen’s administrative background includes time spent as Director of a Special Education Cooperative, an elementary school Principal, and an Assistant Principal in both the elementary and middle school settings as well as several years as a resource, an inclusion, and a self-contained special education teacher.

Jen is originally from St. Louis, and loves her hometown, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Blues. She lives in Bloomington with her husband, Trent. They have two incredible adult children, both thriving in their chosen careers and life paths. She enjoys reading, taking walks, and watching crime shows, mysteries, and anything funny in her free time.


Rachel Ross-Kroemer

Rachel is an Assistant Director of Exceptional Learners for Hamilton Southeastern Schools. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from IU-Bloomington, in addition to her Director of Exceptional Needs license. She is a speech-language pathologist by background maintaining her IDOE and IPLA licenses and her ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. Rachel has worked with children with disabilities for 28 years in a variety of settings (with 18 of those years in public education). It’s approaching a decade that she has worked as a district special education administrator.

Rachel is a member of ICASE, CASE, and CEC. She is a Past-President of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is also currently the ICASE/ISHA liaison. She is committed to providing inclusive opportunities for students with special needs and is passionate about the Special Olympics / Unified Champion Schools program (often volunteering for Special Olympics activities as well). She has a strong family-centered background and values building positive relationships with parents/families.

Rachel lives in McCordsville with her husband and two sons. Her oldest is in college at Purdue University and her youngest is in high school. Her favorite role is Mom. She enjoys traveling with family, cheering for her son at his soccer and basketball games, and attending professional sports games as often as possible.

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