The Indiana School Health Network (ISHN) and its lead agency, Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, would like to thank all the sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, attendees, volunteers and staff who made the 10th School Health Conference “Connecting the Dots” a success. ISHN continues to be a forum for a broad range of professionals and key stakeholders passionate about school health to connect, discuss, learn about and shape the future of school health in Indiana. We encourage you to continue CONNECTING THE DOTS!

By the Numbers!!!

  • 446 Attendees
  • Nearly 300 people got on the app
  • 25 CE eligible sessions, plus Indiana Navigator training
  • 2 special sessions, ISDH: Celebrating 1305 Successes, and IASN: School Nurse Leadership Academy


Dr. Michael J. Mann

Michael J. Mann spent over 15 years working as a teacher, principal, and administrative leader and was fortunate to be a member of high performing educational teams that prioritized promoting student health and wellbeing as a means to improving student academic outcomes and their prospects for life success. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Public Health, where he teaches and conducts research on public school and public health partnerships as a means of ensuring the wellbeing and success of every child. His presentations are thoughtful, often touching and humorous, celebrations of how schools can help every student discover their own greatness.


Tommy Reddicks

Tommy is an educator, administrator, author, presenter and artist. He began his career teaching music in public, private, and charter schools from 1995 to 2009 before moving into school administration. He is currently Executive Director of Paramount School of Excellence in Indianapolis.
As a strong believer in data-driven solutions for health and education, Tommy began partnering with health initiatives in Indianapolis in 2011. Through data-driven collaborations with the Richard M Fairbanks Foundation, Community Health Networks, Indiana University, Research and Evaluation Resources, and the M.A. Rooney Foundation, Tommy has pushed for innovations in school-based health center models by leveraging correlations between academic performance and social determinants of health.


Dr. Lori Desautels

Dr. Desautels graduated with a BS in Special Education from Butler University, a MS in counseling education from Indiana University and earned her Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on early adolescence/thought formation from Indiana University and American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT). She is a featured writer for Edutopia, and has written several books, including "How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education,” "Unwritten, The Story of a Living System" co-authored with educator Michael McKnight, and recently published “Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Emotional, Social, and Academic Health of all Students.”





Presentations and Handouts 2018

Conference Program


By Executive Order  "Eric J Holcomb, Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim June 19, 2018 as a day"  to recognize "a decade of service by the Indiana School Health Network."   



Continuing Education

CE Certificate Request & Self Attestation Forms for Nursing, Health Education and Social Work must have been filled out and returned by the end of the ISHN conference. Completed forms will be processed and a certificate sent via email. Incomplete or illegible forms will not be processed. Due to the volume of requests, processing may take up to 30 days. Please contact barbara@keepsprouting.com with any further questions. 

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 19th


  • Healthy, High Achieving & Hopeful: The Full Promise of School Health

Morning Breakout Sessions


Featured Speaker

  • Making the Connection: Why We Care About Oral Health                               Presentation 

Afternoon Breakout Session

 Day 2 - Wednesday, June 20


  • Changing the Game: Student Health & School Readiness

Morning Breakout Sessions

General Sessions

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

General Sessions