Education Management at IPA

Education management at IPA includes the application of public management ideas and principles (such as performance measurement and financial management) to public education, the intersection between public education and other governmental functions (such as planning and land use), and the utilization of proven processes (such as mediation and conflict resolution) to aid in fostering constructive public participation and involvement in decision-making in public education.


IPA partnered with the Delaware Academy for School Leadership(DASL) in the presentation of a three-part series for school district superintendents and their executive leadership team members.

IPA partners with the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR) in offering a course on school finance.

IPA’s Conflict Resolution Program provides key leadership in the areas of dispute resolution and mediation in education statewide, basic mediation training, and strategic planning processes.

IPA has historically supported the Delaware Academy for School Leadership (DASL) and, though it no longer administers this program, continues as a partner in DASL’s prominent role in statewide education leadership.

Supported by the Delaware Department of Education, IPA staff provides research and analysis, including defining critical needs, on the topic of teacher recruitment and retention in the public schools.

For more information, contact Kelly Sherretz (302-831-4271).