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

Thank you to our Sponsors ...


Community Health Network


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Indiana State Department of Health
Managed Health Systems




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

ProclamationBy 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."  






The Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award was created to recognize Governor Mitch Daniels and his wife, Cheri, for their leadership and contributions to the health of Hoosier adults and children through their work building and promoting INShape Indiana, creating the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and supporting ongoing efforts to promote health in schools. Governor Daniels was the first award winner.
Eligible individuals are recognized as leaders and strong advocates for student health or a healthy school environment in Indiana. They have made outstanding contributions to improving statewide processes and policies that benefit Indiana schools, and/or they have promoted school wellness policies, school health behaviors, and related activities in Indiana.

2018 Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award Winner:  Zachary B. Kelley

Zach Kelley has been a teacher at White Lick Elementary, part of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation, for the past 15 years.  He has devoted the past 13 years to developing an elementary Kinesiology program that focuses on improving students’ quality of life. All the innovative activities incorporate appropriate developmental movement patterns and skills to challenge students to live active lifestyles and develop outstanding character through cooperative and problem-solving elements while exposing students to an infinite amount of exercise activity.  Students are challenged to stay active throughout the day in classrooms, extracurricular activity and at home—involving their entire family. 

In addition to his teaching duties, Zach has mentored thousands of students with his Juggling Masters extracurricular program, created to provide additional exercise opportunity for all students.  Nearly 160 students from grades 3 to 5 come to school early to learn to juggle various pieces of juggling equipment.  Over 2,000 students have participated in the Juggling Masters program in its 13-year span.
Zach is actively involved in his community through a teen mentoring program through his church, co-chairing White Lick’s Relay for Life committee, and participating in numerous events for the Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. 

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 19th


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

Morning Breakout Sessions


Featured Speaker

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