The New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation is committed to offering a diverse curriculum designed to meet the needs of all children within the school community. Students are held accountable for acquiring a basic foundational pool of knowledge and demonstrating that knowledge through classroom opportunities as well as through a wide variety of assessment tools and application-based strategies. Instructional staff members are trained in the best practice research and emerging national trends in curriculum, teaching strategies, and assessment.
The New Albany Floyd Schools have implemented brain-compatible learning, serving as an umbrella covering the following areas: authentic learning and assessment; integrated thematic instruction; life skills; multicultural diversity; developmentally appropriate practices and learning styles.
Tony Duffy, Director of Elementary Education and Title I
Tony Duffy is in his third year serving as Director of Elementary Education and Title 1. His responsibilities include working with the nine elementary principals to ensure high levels of academic achievement of all students. Tony leads elementary curricular and instructional initiatives, plans and conducts professional development activities, and collaborates with Title I administration to plan and execute successful programming in the elementary schools with the highest concentration of poverty in the district.
Tony received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast. He obtained 30 credit hours above a Masters concentrating these studies in administration and leadership.
Tony’s background includes teaching grades four thru six for 10 years, as well as serving in administration as an intern, assistant principal, and principal for 18 years.
Professional honors include a school visit from President George W. Bush while serving as a principal at Silver Street Elementary in 2007. He has participated in the Indiana Principal’s Leadership Academy, Center for Educational Leadership, and IN School Safety Specialists Training.
Dr. Steve Griffin, Assistant Superintendent of Middle School Education
Steve Griffin oversees the NAFCS Middle Schools as well as High Ability and English Language Learner programming. Steve works closely with NAFCS team members to ensure a high-quality, engaging educational experience for our students.
Prior to returning to NAFCS in 2017, Steve served as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education for Greater Clark County Schools from 2015-17. Steve served as Principal of Highland Hills Middle School from 2007 – 2015. Steve, along with his HHMS teammates, earned numerous awards including the IDOE Four Star Award from 2010 – 15 as well as a National School to Watch honor in 2015. Steve served as an Assistant Principal from 2001 – 2007 at Floyd Central Jr/Sr High School and Highland Hills Middle School. Steve taught high school biology and chemistry at Jeffersonville High School from 1993 – 2001.
Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Louisville in 1991 and his master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast in 1998. In 2014, Steve earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University.
Dr. Louis Jensen, Assistant Superintendent of High School Education
Dr. Jensen oversees the administrative team for Floyd Central HS, New Albany HS and Prosser School of Technology. In addition, his responsibilities are to develop the high school curriculum framework and work with teachers in developing classroom instructional strategies that will increase student learning.
Louie Jensen served as the principal of the two-time National Blue Ribbon Award Winning (1996 & 2002) Floyd Central High School. He currently serves as the instructional leader of the school and the main evaluator of all teachers and support staff.
Louie received his bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and earned his master’s degree in education from Indiana University Southeast. He earned his Doctorate from Indiana State University in 2014.
Dr. Jensen’s professional experiences include teaching social studies and coaching for ten years. In 1994 he became Assistant Principal of Student Development at Floyd Central High School, which involved working with students to achieve success in the classroom. After two years, he moved to Assistant Principal of Staff Development where his primary responsibilities were to facilitate teacher growth and implement new curricular programs. In 2008, he was named Principal of Floyd Central High School.
Professional honors include serving as an Indiana Principal’s Leadership Academy facilitator, IASP District 12 Assistant Principal of the Year in 2001, and receiving the Indiana High School Press Association Principal of the Year Award in 2010.
Sharon Jones, Director of Student Programs and Cultural Responsiveness
Sharon Jones is responsible for the development of the minority recruitment program; implementation of the secondary scholars cohort programs; monitors curriculum and human resource matters related to equity and diversity; coordinates the Mentor Mii Program; and interfacing with various community organizations.
Sharon received a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Education from Indiana University Southeast. She earned 30 credit hours above the Masters at the University of Louisville with a concentration in administration.
Sharon began her elementary teaching career in Kentucky before joining New Albany-Floyd County Schools as a Special Education teacher, Assistant Principal, Title I Coordinator, and Principal.
Professional honors include IASP District 12 Assistant Principal of the Year 1999 and Elementary Principal of the Year 2010.
Sally Jensen, Director of Assessment and Student Information
As the corporation testing coordinator, Sally’s primary responsibility is the administration of the ISTEP+ testing program. This includes the ISTEP+ testing program in grades 3-8 and 10 as well as the ISTEP+ Graduation Exams in Algebra I and English. In addition to this role, Sally is responsible for our student information system and Indiana state reporting. Additionally, Sally works with teaching staff in the development of the district’s Common Formative Assessments (CFAs). CFAs are the essential component used in the SYSTEM to SYSTEM collaborative discussions of student achievement data with teachers and administration.
Sally earned a B.S. in Secondary Education (mathematics major) from Indiana University Southeast as well as an M.S. in Secondary Education. Sally received additional training in database administration and computer programming.
Before coming to New Albany Floyd County, Sally taught mathematics at Salem High School. She then taught mathematics and computer programming at New Albany High School for 20 years. Sally also served as the district’s secondary math curriculum chair for ten years. One of the strategic goals of the school corporation is to make information more accessible to students, staff, parents. Sally’s extensive training in database development and administration allows our staff to incorporate data driven decision making for our students’ academic achievement.
Dr. Michelle Ginkins, Principal of New Albany High School
Michelle Ginkins is the Principal of New Albany High School, home of the Bulldogs. New Albany is the oldest public high school in Indiana, opened in 1853. Dr. Ginkins is the 14th Principal of the school. Enrollment is just under 2,000, making NAHS one of the largest high schools in the state.
Dr. Ginkins earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Indiana University Southeast and her Doctorate degree from Indiana State University. She is licensed to teach secondary mathematics in Indiana and holds an Administrator’s license in Indiana.
Her career has been at New Albany High School, Math Teacher 2004-2009; Dean of Students 2010-2011; Assistant Principal for Student Development 2011-2015; Assistant Principal for Staff Development 2015-2016.
Dr. Rob Willman, Principal of Floyd Central High School
Rob Willman is Principal of Floyd Central High School. His responsibilities include serving as the instructional leader for the Indiana 4-Star School and as the chief advocate for academic achievement for all Floyd Central Students. He is the 6th principal since the school opened its doors in 1967.
Rob received his bachelor’s degree in English from Hanover College and his master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast. In 2014 he completed his Ph.D. through Indiana State University.
Rob came to New Albany Floyd County from St. Xavier High School in Louisville, KY, where he was a teacher and coach for 7 years. Upon being hired by NAFCS, Rob was a teacher and a coach for Floyd Central High School. In 2008 he moved into administration as the Assistant Principal of Student Development, and in 2011 he moved to the position Assistant Principal of Staff Development. He was named Principal in July of 2016.
Alan Taylor, Director of Career and Technical Education
Prosser Career Education Center
As the Director of Career and Technical Education, Alan is responsible for overseeing all high school career and technical education programs within CTE District 45. All public, private, parochial, and charter schools located within the Indiana counties of Crawford, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington compose CTE District 45. In addition to operating one of the largest stand-alone career centers in the state, Alan assists District 45 schools establish new career programs, monitors state and federal CTE funding, approves CTE teacher licensing, and provides leadership to increase all CTE core indicators of student performance.
Alan has been involved in secondary education for 29 years, previously serving as teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University and an M.S. in Secondary Education from Indiana University Southeast. He earned his Principal’s certification from Indiana University Southeast and his Director of Career and Technical Education certification from Indiana State University.
Alan actively serves on several local and state committees and boards. Most recently, Alan served as President of the Indiana Association of Career and Technical Education Districts and was recognized by Louisville Business First as one of the 20 People to Know in Education and Workforce Development.