Iowa Superintendents Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC)

What is ISFLC?

The Iowa Superintendents Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC) is a professional development program for Iowa superintendents, school business officials and aspiring superintendents to expand their knowledge base and develop fiscal management and leadership skills.

ISFLC tracks are led by Iowa leaders with the skills and expertise in identified curricular areas. The track curriculum meets the quality standards set by the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for license renewal and graduate credit.


You're Invited to Attend Upcoming ISFLC Conferences

ISFLC conferences are excellent opportunities for school leaders aspiring to the superintendency to further develop their knowledge base and skills. The Consortium offers two conferences each year, in December and February, spanning two days. The Consortium also offers a one-day conference in September for educational leaders new to the superintendency and new to the state.

ISFLC New Superintendents' Conference

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024
Waukee Innovation and Learning Center (WILC), Waukee

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New superintendents were invited to attend this one-day conference, where attendees received a thorough introduction to Iowa school finance and immediate tasks essential to your success as a superintendent.

Check out this handy resource from IASB Executive Director D.T. Magee, where he spills the tea on his favorite IASB resources.


December ISFLC Conference

Wednesday, Dec. 18–Thursday, Dec. 19, 2024
FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny

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The 2024 December ISFLC Conference will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18–Thursday, Dec. 19. Learn more—a list of tracks offered is now available.


February ISFLC Conference

Tuesday, Feb. 18–Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2025
FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny

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The 2025 February ISFLC Conference will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18–Wednesday, Feb. 19. Learn more—a list of tracks offered is now available.

District Central Office Administrators are encouraged to attend upon invitation from their superintendents. In an effort to accommodate those seeking school board official (SBO) renewal credit, business managers are invited to participate in ISFLC conferences as part of a team or as individuals.



Hear from first-year superintendents on why they recommend attending an ISFLC conference and what they most enjoyed about their experience in December.


Hear from Iowa superintendents on why ISFLC conferences provide an excellent opportunity to build relationships, share ideas and gain new fiscal management and leadership skills.


Hear from school business officials why they enjoy attending ISFLC conferences for the networking and learning opportunities.

“Great planning and organization by our presenters. Appreciated the individualized attention to district-specific questions.”—ISFLC Attendee, District Superintendent
“Always a great opportunity to network with other superintendents in a similar position. Working through the standards and evaluation system and what others are doing/plan to do is a great help.”—ISFLC Attendee, District Superintendent
“All presenters were very knowledgeable and were able to keep the audience engaged. All answered specific questions as well.”—ISFLC Attendee, Director of Special Services
“It was good to see a variety of ways to present on the standards and practice. Many things I could go back and use.”—ISFLC Attendee, Principal
“I have been attending ISFLC since December of 2012 and value the presenters and the networking with others! ISFLC is an important time to get away from the office and immerse yourself as a superintendent into new learning and time to problem solve with peers! See you in December!”—ISFLC Attendee, District Superintendent
“Great conference. I always enjoy it and appreciate the efforts of the organizers.”—ISFLC Attendee, District Superintendent

Credits Earned for Track Participation (December & February ISFLC Conferences Only)

Superintendent Licensure Renewal Credit
All ISFLC tracks are eligible for Superintendent Licensure Renewal Credit via School Administrators of Iowa (SAI).

School Business Official Authorization
Tracks 1, 2, 3-A, 5, 7, 9, 14, 15, 31, 32, 33, 36, 40 and 42 will qualify for School Business Official Authorization.

Renewal and University Credit
One hour of University of Northern Iowa (UNI) graduate credit is available at a cost of $100. A reflection paper and two additional readings are required for graduate credit. Please note that 15 hours of contact time and 30 hours of out-of-class student work are required for each hour of UNI Graduate Credit.

Superintendent Renewal Credit will be processed through SAI for $20.

SBO renewal credit will be processed through the Iowa Association of School Business Officials. SBOs must sign in each day for credit and attend the full conference. Credit will be granted one time for the eligible track.

ISFLC Advisory Committee

ISFLC's structure and curriculum is determined by the ISFLC Advisory Committee, which includes the ISFLC program liaison, IASB staff experts, a superintendent from each area education agency region, and representatives from education groups.

  • Janelle Brouwer, Superintendent, Marion Independent Schools
  • Joe Carter, Superintendent, Algona Schools
  • Greg Ebeling, Superintendent, Pella Schools
  • Mary Beth Fast, Executive Director, IASBO
  • Steve Grond, Shared Superintendent, Boyden-Hull & West Sioux Schools
  • Michael Guanci, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations & School Finance, IASB
  • Brandon Hansel, SBO, Fort Dodge Schools
  • Amy Hawkins, Superintendent, Dubuque Schools
  • Tim Hood, Shared Superintendent, Sidney, South Page & East Mills Schools
  • Roark Horn, Educational Leadership Program, University of Northern Iowa
  • D.T. Magee, Executive Director, IASB
  • Emily Miller, Convention & Events Director, IASB
  • Jan Miller-Hook, School Finance Director, IASB
  • Steve Murley, Clinical Instructor of Educational Leadership, University of Iowa
  • John Parker, Iowa Department of Management
  • Tara Paul, Superintendent, Indianola Schools
  • Paul Peppmeier, Shared Superintendent, West Bend-Mallard and Gilmore City-Bradgate
  • Lisa Remy, Executive Director, SAI
  • Barb Schwamman, Superintendent, Osage and Riceville Schools
  • Amanda Schmidt, Program Coordinator, Institute of Educational Leadership, UNI
  • Mary Sult, Director, Institute of Educational Leadership, UNI
  • Jen Woodley, Associate Executive Director, Communications & Events, IASB
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