Announced Feb. 12, Mark Booth, director of student services at Noblesville Schools, will lead ICASE – the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education – as president for a three-year term.
During his term, Booth will represent special education administrators and educators throughout the state for both state and federal issues, helping to shape policies to impact the quality of education for students.
Booth has more than 25 years of education experience, having served as an assistant principal, home school advisor and instructional assistant in Pike and Perry Townships prior to joining Noblesville Schools as a director in 2004.
“Mark is a passionate advocate for special education and has been at the forefront of increasing inclusionary practices and co-teaching models to better serve students with special needs,” said Noblesville Schools Supt. Dr. Beth Niedermeyer in a press release. “I know Mark will use this leadership position to share his expertise, that has served Noblesville Schools so well, throughout the state and to shape forward-thinking policy in the area of special education.”
During his tenure at Noblesville, Booth created Autism House, a professional development tool for special education administrators. He is also credited with developing the Noblesville Unified Sports program through Special Olympics, a special education parent-leadership team, and the Project Work initiative, a real-world intern work experience program for students with special needs. In 2013, Booth was named Educator of the Year by the Indiana School Board Association.