Dr. Andrew T. Melin became the Executive Director of Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) on December 16, 2019. CIESC serves 32 school districts/organizations representing nearly 300 schools and over 172,000 students across central Indiana. CIESC provides high-quality, innovative programs and services that improve student achievement and create operational efficiencies for members. Dr. Melin has 40 years of education experience, 33 of those years in Indiana PK-12 education. Prior to CIESC, Dr. Melin served as the Chief Innovation Officer of the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). At the IDOE, he was responsible for four divisions focused on workforce, leadership, licensing, and higher education educator preparation. Primary initiatives focused on STEM, computer science, work-based learning, employability skills, digital learning, teacher and superintendent leadership, and teacher attraction and retention. Dr. Melin’s previous school district leadership experience includes serving as superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools, Valparaiso Community Schools, and Peru Community Schools. While at Greater Clark, Dr. Melin facilitated the implementation of a character program (PRIDE) that became the model for the Governors’ Work Ethic Certificate, and a PK-12 academy model involving a steering team of 180 school/community leaders, which was designed to transform teaching and learning and community engagement. His professional background also includes a number of other roles including assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, dean of students, counselor, teacher, advisor, and coach. Dr. Melin earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University, a Master’s degree from St. Francis College, and a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.