School Board Meetings, Agenda and Documents

The Board meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month and at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of December. The regular meetings are held at the Administration Center (13485 Cumberland Road) and are open to the public. School Board Special Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

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The Hamilton Southeastern School Board is composed of seven members who serve four-year, staggered terms.

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John DeLucia John DeLucia
jdelucia@hse.k12.in.us
Board President

John is a long‐time HSE Schools district resident and parent; he feels the great variety of roles
he’s filled in the community gives him a healthy perspective on things.

DeLucia and his wife Amy are the parents of three: Joshua, 2006 HSEHS grad and 2010 IU grad
now working in the IT sector locally; Jillian, a 2010 FHS grad and student and basketball player at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame; and Jack, 2013 FHS grad and freshman at IUPUI. DeLucia said his children have attended Cumberland Road, HSE Middle School, Sand Creek
Intermediate, New Britton, Fishers Junior High, HSE High School, Riverside and Fishers High
School. He and his wife have been “very pleased” with the education their children have received.

During that time he has been a coach, Sunday school teacher, Baseball Board of Directors
member as well as Academy of Finance Board member and mentor with the Youth Mentoring
Initiative. John served as the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation liaison until recently
and also has served on the Fishers YMCA Board of Advisors. DeLucia feels we are very fortunate to have an outstanding school corporation and wonderful community. One of his goals is to help maintain our level of excellence in these difficult financial times while always looking for ways to improve. We have many great organizations serving our community in various ways. John would like to help forge strategic relationships among many of these to serve even more effectively.

John has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Near Eastern languages and cultures, graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and served for four years as an Arabic linguist in the U.S. Navy. Most of his career has been in financial services, and he
currently serves as the Chief Lending Officer for Citizens State Bank.

John is very pleasantly surprised by how well the administration and teachers’ association work together. He also knows there is a great deal to learn as a new School Board member and thankfully great administrators and very experienced Board members are in place to use as mentor

Ron Wilson Ron Wilson
rwilson@hse.k12.in.us
Board Vice President

Ron Wilson’s hopes for HSE Schools go beyond preparing students to excel when compared locally, he wants them ready to compete successfully in our global environment.

Ron grew up in the Midwest (Ohio), went to school in New York (West Point), served as a coach at West Point and was an army officer stateside and overseas. He and his wife Christina have been married for 19 years, and they have two daughters one is a senior at HSE High School and an eighth grader at HSE Junior High. His family relocated to Fishers in 2003. Ron moved his family to Fishers because of the schools and the community. He has had the opportunity to work on several community commissions and committees, and as an HSE Board member, he would like to assist in creating a culture of growth and excellence to prepare students to successfully compete in an ever-changing and diverse global society.

Among his other goals as a Board member is creating an expectation of accountability for results and transparency. He also hopes for a culture of high performance and inclusion amongst the School Board, administration, staff, parents and most importantly, students. In addition, he would like to increase, embrace and harness volunteerism, not only parents but the community at large to assist teachers and students in achieving excellence.

Wilson has a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in behavioral sciences and engineering as well as an M.B.A. from Regent University in organizational strategy and development. He is currently a district business manager and an adjunct professor for Indiana Wesleyan University’s School of Business. He has served the public in Illinois and/or Indiana as a town trustee, fire and police commissioner as well as a member of the HSE Redistricting Committee, Fishers City/Town Committee and S.P.O.R.T.S. Board. He has coached multiple travel teams for ages 6-18.

Wilson has learned that the HSE School Board and administration work very well together, and the community is blessed to have very competent administrators and teachers. However, we must be very creative and innovative in our approach at managing resources. There are financial constraints today that will force us to be good stewards of resources, yet plan for uncertainties in funding for the future


Diane Eaton Diane Eaton
deaton@hse.k12.in.us
Board Member (Delaware Township)

As a graduate of Indiana University, Mrs. Eaton has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a clinical nurse specialist, nursing faculty and healthcare business owner. She is co-owner of Balmoral Golf Club. She is an active member of the Fishers Rotary Club, a 2006 graduate of the Hamilton Leadership Academy and a YMI youth mentor. She has also served the HSE Board as president, vice president and Technology Committee representative.

Mrs. Eaton and her husband Richard have been residents of Fishers for 20 plus years. They have two children: Her daughter graduated from HSE High School in 2005 and Purdue University in 2009. Her son graduated from Fishers High School in 2011 and attends Miami University (Oxford, OH).

Mrs. Eaton believes that the students of today will face challenges in a culturally diverse society, a global economy and a technological driven world that will change the way they live and work. She believes that HSES needs to create a foundation for learning that incorporates 21 Century skills while being fiscally responsible in allocating resources to meet the challenges of a growing school district.

Karen Harmer Karen Harmer
kharmer@hse.k12.in.us
Board Member (Delaware Township)

Karen Harmer is in her 18th year representing Delaware Township on the board and works part-time at Campbell Kyle Proffitt law firm. Mrs. Harmer volunteers for her church and holds an Indiana teaching license. She and husband Allan have four children: Amy, a graduate of Liberty University; John and David, graduates of Purdue University and Lori, a graduate of Indiana Weslyan University.

With children in the system for 18 years, she has served on the junior high Triangle Club Board, as a member of various committees, the long range planning committee and as a room mother for 13 years. Mrs. Harmer holds a dual degree in Human Development and Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska.

Mrs. Harmer believes HSE’s most important responsibility is to “provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for further education, employment, life-long learning, and responsible citizenship.” To accomplish this, she thinks we must “regularly and thoroughly evaluate our teaching and educational program and maintain our commitment to academic excellence." Mrs. Harmer feels that emerging technologies offer greater opportunities to
individualize and increase options in most curricular areas as well as helping the specific needs of our special learning populations.

Katrina Hockemeyer Katrina Hockemeyer
khockemeyer@hse.k12.in.us
Board Member (Electoral District #3)

Katrina Hockemeyer has been on the Board since July 2006, serving three consecutive terms as Board president. Currently she is the Legislative Liaison and a member of both Policy and Budget Study Committees. She also has been vice‐president, secretary and policy liaison as well as a member of the Senior Academy Core Leadership, Technology, Legislative, Corporate Sponsorship and the Design Build for high school additions Technical Review teams/committees.

A graduate of Purdue University, she has a background in business finance and commercial real estate development and currently works as a small business consultant. She and her husband, Todd, have three children who are all students of Hamilton Southeastern Schools: Kate, a 2009 graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School (HSEHS) recently graduated in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University. Kate is a research scientist and will begin medical school at NYU in the fall. John, a 2011 HSEHS graduate, is a junior majoring in English literature at IUPUI, works part‐time and is a volunteer intern at Indy Reads. Ellen, a Fishers High School (FHS) junior, is active in sports and performing arts.

Prior to joining the Board, Mrs. Hockemeyer served the district on various district‐wide task forces including textbook adoption, GT Broad‐based Planning, School Improvement Plan (PL 221) and the 2005 K‐12 Redistricting Task Force for the opening of FHS. She also served on Superintendent's Advisory Council and PTO Executive Boards. She was appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to serve on the State Superintendent's School Board Council 2008‐2012 and by the Town of Fishers to the task force for the 2009 City‐Town Study. She is currently on the Town of Fishers Economic Redevelopment Commission and a youth coach for Fishers‐HSE S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Cheerleading.

Mrs. Hockemeyer is committed to ensuring that we provide our students with the best foundation possible ‐‐ a relevant, high‐quality public education with academic programs that guide our students on a purposeful and successful college/career‐readiness pathway. She believes an HSE education should provide for the development of the whole student and include opportunities in the arts, athletics and extracurricular activities. This helps enable each student to succeed beyond high school. She believes this requires a combined effort of the school district, parents and the community. She sees the greatest challenge in providing a high quality education while operating within a responsible budget that is continually stretched by funding challenges.

Sylvia Shepler Sylvia Shepler
sshepler@hse.k12.in.us
Board Secretary, Policy Liaison

Sylvia Shepler is in her third term as a member of HSE’s School Board. She presently serves as Board Secretary and HSE’s policy liaison. Besides substitute teaching and classroom volunteering in the past, Mrs. Shepler has volunteered with the Agape Therapeutic Riding Center, 4-H, Campus Life program, and with her church as a Sunday school teacher. She is also a Master Gardener and has a B.S. degree from Purdue University. She and her husband
Bill have four children, all graduates from Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Alicyn is a graduate of Purdue University; Rebekah, a graduate from Liberty University in Virginia; Nicole, a graduate of University of Southern Indiana; and Stephanie, a Purdue University grad. Now that her children have started their own families, she will see her first grandchild enter HSE's kindergarten program next year.

In the future, Mrs. Shepler sees HSE students’ education moving from “very good to great,” making improvements where appropriate and continuing to supplement the education that parents have begun and continue at home, along with the caring/knowledgeable/passionate education that HSE 's teachers provide. With all this in mind, she still trusts that with innovations, technology, stretching of the budget and curriculum etc., we as a school community will not lose sight of the fundamentals of learning and our students’ lives beyond the K-12 school
experience.

Howard Stevenson Howard Stevenson
hstevenson@hse.k12.in.us
Board Member (Fall Creek Township)

Attorney Howard Stevenson has lived in the Fishers community for 15 years with his wife Christa and their three sons. Howard is a strong proponent of public education. His educational pursuits have been in the public school arena starting from elementary school through law school.

He has his B.A. from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. He is currently managing partner of the law firm Coleman Stevenson, LLP, and concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, real estate, civil litigation and municipal finance.

Howard serves as a superintendent of Sunday School for Eastern Star Church. He previously served on the Board of Managers for the YMCA, Ransburg Branch in Indianapolis, the Board of Directors for HSE Youth Basketball, and as co-counsel for the Indiana Stadium & Convention Building Authority in Indianapolis that was responsible for building Lucas Oil Stadium and an Expansion of the Indiana Convention Center.

Howard sees the district’s greatest challenge as “continuing to provide teachers and administrators with the tools and resources they need to ensure the success of all of our students in a fast growing, diverse school district despite receiving a reduction in school funding.” He feels other important issues are maintaining effective class sizes and narrowing the gap between minority students and the general student body. He believes Board members “should have the best interest of the students as the primary focal point. All votes rendered and policies and procedures implemented should pass the test of ‘how does this benefit or advance the cause of our students?’”

Howard sees Board members as liaisons, and believes they should engage and solicit information and insight from community members. He believes it takes a collaborative effort from teachers, parents, board members, administrators, students and community stakeholders. Howard believes “When they are effectively working together, there is no limit to the students’ success.