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.
Board related meetings and documents are posted electronically on the BoardDocs website (click below).
The Hamilton Southeastern School Board is composed of seven members who serve four-year,
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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 an active member of the Fishers Rotary Club. She is a 2006 graduate of the Hamilton Leadership Academy.
Mrs. Eaton and her husband Richard have been residents of Fishers for 20 plus years. They have two children: a daughter who is a 2009 graduate of Purdue University and a son who is now a senior at Fishers High School.
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.
Mrs. Hockemeyer serves on the Senior Academy Core Leadership Team, Technology Committee, Legislative Committee, and Corporate Sponsorship Committee.
A graduate of Purdue University, she has a professional background in finance and commercial real estate development. Currently she works as a small business consultant in Fishers. She and her husband, Todd, have three children: Kate, a senior and Biology major at Vanderbilt University; John, a sophomore and journalism major at IUPUI; and Ellen a sophomore at Fishers High School. Both Kate and John were graduates of Hamilton Southeastern High School.
Mrs. Hockemeyer served in our school district for eight years on various district-wide task forces including textbook adoption, PL 221, GT Broad-based Planning, School Improvement Plan (PL 221) and the 2005 K-12 Redistricting Task Force. She also served on Superintendent’s Advisory Council and in various PTO capacities including three executive board positions. She is an active volunteer in the community including coaching for S.P.O.R.T.S.
Mrs. Hockemeyer is committed to ensuring that we provide our students with the best foundation possible: an excellent education including relevant academic programs along with, the arts, athletics and extra-curricular opportunities to enable them to succeed in a competitive world beyond high school. She believes it takes a combined effort of the school district, parents and the community to attain this goal. The greatest challenge to our district, she believes, is striking a balance between providing a high quality education fostering student achievement while operating within a budget that is limited by state funding and the need for responsible use of taxpayer resources.
Sylvia Shepler is in her 7th year as a member of HSE’s School Board. Mrs. Shepler serves as Board Secretary and HSE’s policy liaison and works part-time as a teacher with the Creating Positive Relationships program. Mrs. Shepler volunteers with the Agape Therapeutic Riding Center, 4-H Campus Life program, and with her church as a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Shepler is also a Master Gardner 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.
For HSE’s future, Mrs. Shepler sees the students’ education moving from “very good to great”, making improvements where appropriate and continuing to supplement the basic education that the parents have begun and continue at home. With all this in mind, she still trusts that with all the innovations, technology, stretching of the curriculum, that we as a school don’t lose sight of the fundamentals of learning and the students’ lives beyond the school yard.
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 Chicago; Jillian, a 2010 FHS grad and student and basketball player at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame; and Jack, sophomore at FHS. 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. John felt if was a great time to get involved with the School Board after two of his children graduated.
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 has been a business banker with Chase since 2006.
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 mentors.
Karen Harmer is in her 17th year representing Delaware Township on the board and works parttime 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.
Daren Sink has served on the Hamilton Southeastern School Board representing Fall Creek Township since 2008. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis and works in Government Relations and Public Affairs.
Daren has four sons and a daughter all of whom either attends or are graduates of HSE schools. Connor and Jimmy attend HSE High School; Ali attends Riverside Junior High and Craig and Brandon attend Ball State and Purdue respectively. Daren and his wife Laura are lifelong residents of the area. Sink has lived in the Hamilton Southeastern School District since 1992 and has a long history of volunteer work in the community and school system, particularly in the youth-sports organizations.
Daren believes we owe all Hamilton Southeastern students the best opportunities to realize their unique talents through academics, the arts, athletics and extra-curricular activities. He feels we must work harder than ever to maintain the high academic standards for which HSE is known with a focus on designing programs that meet the learning needs of all students. He believes our tax dollars must be spent responsibly with long-range planning being of utmost importance. Daren feels strongly that it is our responsibility to prepare the students for life and education after their time with us at HSE.
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.