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Breaking Through the Ceiling!  


Dear Indiana Area Schools Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members:


Please allow me to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude and excitement to be selected as your Superintendent of Schools.  Indiana is an amazing place to call home. This community is filled with wonderful, talented, and passionate students, families, and community members.  I look forward to getting to know you all and to build a strong, positive, and productive relationship built upon trust, communication, and transparency.  


Indiana Area School District has a stellar reputation for providing a robust education to all students. However, we are not satisfied.  We can and we must continuously grow by focusing on a cycle of improvement that is strategically planned, aligned to the meet the demands of the 21st century and beyond.  Over the summer months and beyond, we will invest countless hours to articulate what we want our schools to become. During this time, we will create a renewed vision for our schools that focuses on educating every child, to a very high level, in every classroom, every day.   We will break through the ceiling at Indiana!


My guiding principle as your Superintendent is based on the belief that every child can and will attain the education and skills necessary to achieve their dreams of a meaningful and bright future.  We will work relentlessly to develop a pathway for each and every child that is aligned to his/her career aspirations as well as focused on cultivating a growth mindset in our students that is built upon the simple, but a profound concept, that passion, and perseverance equals achievement.  


The teachers, counselors, administration, and staff have created a culture that places students first.  Simply stated, you win with people. I think we have some of the best educators in the nation who strive to place the best interest of your child first each and every day.  We believe we can create a better Indiana and brighter tomorrow as a result of what we do today!


Our focus in Indiana remains resolute. We believe all children can learn and grow. We care about each and every student.  We believe that our schools must continue to be safe places where students are engaged, embrace failure as simply part of the process, challenged to meet the standards necessary for life, and where learning is student-centered built upon the skills needed to meet the demands of a global economy:  problem-solving, teamwork, communication, collaboration, creativity, and care to name a few. We envision a school where the learning needs of a child are never second to a test score.


In closing, feel free to reach out to me or my team if we can be of any assistance.  I welcome the opportunity to serve you and this amazing community. I am excited about what is to come and I hope that you are too. Delivering excellence is our top priority and I look forward to breaking through the ceiling with you all!


All the best,



Mr. Michael J. Vuckovich

Superintendent of Schools

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