Northwest Indiana Education Service Center

November 2022

Executive Director Notes

We are here to serve you! One of the most important ways we serve our members is by providing pertinent information surrounding the latest topics in education. Check out some of the ways we share information and resources through the following platforms and feel free to follow us!
NWIESC Website
NWIESC Facebook
NIESC Twitter

Cooperative Purchasing


Did you know that K12Indiana/Spendbridge has a blog?  They have multiple articles and webinars with valuable information on how to best utilize the platform and keep spending down! 

To learn more, visit the blog by using the link below!!


Food Service

Five Reasons Flavored Milk Matters
  1. Leading health and nutrition organizations recognize the benefits of flavored milk
  2. Flavored milk is nutritious, providing 13 essential nutrients in every serving
  3. Flavored milk helps increase milk consumption and decrease waste
  4. Flavored milk helps provide schools flexibility
  5. Kids love the taste of flavored milk

Technology Integration

Check out our full 
November Tech Newsletter

Train Your Tech Staff with Stormwind!

For the 3rd year in a row, we are partnering with Stormwind to offer steep discounts on user licenses.  Attend unlimited live classes from the comfort of your own office or watch the recordings anytime! Gain access to over 150+ Industry-standard courses with a 12-month license per user with our service center discounted pricing, $640 per license.

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  • Wireless Mirroring
  • Digital Signage
  • Polls & Assessment
  • Educator Control
  • Live Broadcast
  • Emergency Signage
  • Screen Capture
  • Central Management

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Looking for a network of peers with the same roles & responsibilities in EdTech?  Look at our Study Councils and sign-up to get emails to stay in the know:

  • Tech Directors
  • Network Admins
  • Cybersecurity Planning
  • Tech Coaches
  • STEM Educators
  • State Reporters

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Professional Learning

November Connect the Dots Newsletter
The IDOE, CELL of U Indy, and NIESC/NWIESC are gearing up for cohort 2 of the Indiana STEM/Literacy Cadre. Interested? Complete the interest form to receive more information: Interest Form

Member Spotlight

Dr. Javier Abrego
School City
East Chicago

Dr. Javier Abrego is the Superintendent at School City of East Chicago. This is his 46th year in the field of Education and this will be his 17th year with the School City of East Chicago. He retired in 2004 and then served 15 years as a Superintendent in Arizona and Colorado. Dr. Abrego lives on Kentucky Lake but came out of retirement to help the SCEC succeed. 

Dr. Abrego was previously working out west as a Turnaround Superintendent. He was fortunate to elevate three underperforming districts from a failing status to an excelling status within a two- or three-year period. He was able to do this by partnering with Vail Unified School District and implementing their Beyond Textbooks Curriculum Framework. The Framework is used by over 100 districts in Arizona and throughout the United States. We are implementing it this year in East Chicago.

Dr. Abrego loves helping schools and districts succeed because it greatly improves the culture and climate within the district. When schools are elevated, everyone wins because students' academic achievement improves, the caliber of teaching is elevated, and the parents and community are happy and involved.

His goal is to have all schools in East Chicago rated as Excelling Schools. He hopes to introduce many dual credit courses that will allow students to graduate with one or two years of college credits. Another goal is to start a Career Center in their district and possibly an Alternative School to meet the needs of non-traditional students.

Dr. Abrego is a former track and cross-country coach and he loves to run. He is a member of the Calumet Region Striders and has been running the Chicago Marathon since 1977. In his spare time, he likes to fish, bike, and kayak in beautiful locations throughout the United States.  

Northwest Indiana Education Service Center
56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545

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