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Niedermeyer is Central IN Superintendent of the Year

Noblesville’s Niedermeyer Named Central Indiana Superintendent of the Year

Noblesville Schools has announced that Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer has been named the Superintendent of the Year for central Indiana by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS).

She was selected for the honor by her peers, approximately 40 central Indiana superintendents who based their decision on accomplishments, qualifications and leadership.

Niedermeyer joined Noblesville Schools, one of the top performing districts in the state, in 2014 after serving in previous leadership roles with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township and Fort Wayne Community Schools.

“Dr. Niedermeyer is a role model among her peers and is frequently sought out by other area superintendents for her counsel and advice,” shared Noblesville Schools Board of Trustees President Carl Johnson. “She is well known for her steady guidance, humble yet insightful perspective and empathetic approach to working with others. As a servant leader, Beth works hard to be accessible, well-informed and actively listen to others. Relationship building, valuing different perspectives, reflecting on data, and making courageous decisions are all hallmarks of her leadership style. She is quick to step up whenever and wherever she is needed, and most importantly her focus is always on what’s best for kids. We’re proud of this honor she’s received and are so thankful for her consistent leadership and passionate commitment to Noblesville Schools.” 

During her tenure, Niedermeyer has led several significant achievements for the district including:

  • The expansion of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for students and staff, including founding of the Noblesville Diversity Coalition in partnership with the City of Noblesville and faith, business and community leaders.

 

  • The passage of two successful referendum campaigns that preserved/provided funding for enhanced safety and mental health services, increased teacher compensation and retention, performing and fine arts, physical education programming, STEM curriculum, media services, transportation routes, behavioral services and more.

 

  • District grade “A” academic ratings from the Indiana Department of Education and national recognition for STEM, Advanced Placement, special education, educational technology and music programming.

 

  • The creation/expansion of community outreach and engagement initiatives including the Miller Ambassadors community leadership program, the Noblesville High School internship program, Superintendent Table Talk, Back to School BASH and a strong partnership with the Noblesville Police Department.

 

  • An adjusted school day schedule to provide enhanced health, well-being and learning for students.

 

  • Steady organizational, community and safety leadership following the district’s school shooting in May 2018.

 

  • The expansion of social, emotional and mental health training and services.

 

  • Increased academic technology resources to support real-world, real-time learning.

 

  • Expanded STEM and workforce development initiatives for all students K-12.

 

  • Introduction of district preschool and before/after school care programming.

 

  • Opening of an expanded transportation center to accommodate the district’s growing bus fleet and maintenance needs.

 

  • Lean staffing, district cost cutting, revenue generation and tight fiscal management to drive dollars to classrooms.

 

  • Launch of a solar power initiative expected to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings.

 

In addition to her daily leadership responsibilities with the district, Niedermeyer also serves on the executive board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, Noblesville Youth Assistance, Noblesville Diversity Coalition, Noblesville Midday Rotary and the Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network.

“The collaborative culture Dr. Niedermeyer has built with teachers and staff has been a game changer at Noblesville Schools,” added Amanda Giordano, Noblesville High School math teacher and president of the Noblesville Teachers Forum. “The hard work she has done to advocate on behalf of teachers and students speaks volumes about the quality of her leadership, and her dedication to educators and public education. On behalf of our teachers, I want to congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”  

The IAPSS central Indiana region covers Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion and Shelby counties, and represents 40 public school districts with approximately 28% of students in the state. 

 

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