Working to provide a safe, unsurpassed education, administrators in the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools provide the services and structure for student success. The NAFCS administrative team is an experienced group of educators who care deeply about students.
Superintendent, Dr. Travis Madison
Dr. Madison has over 27 years of experience in public education. He began his career as an English Teacher, Basketball/Tennis/Golf Coach then transitioned to Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at White River Valley Schools. He served as Middle/High School Principal, and Superintendent at Barr-Reeve Community Schools for a combined 21 years. During his tenure, Barr-Reeve’s Schools were honored consistently as Indiana Four Star Schools and garnered National Blue Ribbon School Distinction in 2017.
Dr. Madison received his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Evansville in 1996, a Masters of Education in Administration from Indiana State University in 2002, an Education Specialist Degree for the Superintendency from Indiana State University in 2013, and a Doctorate of Education from Oakland City University in 2019.
Dr. Madison and his wife Heather, who is a Certified Public Accountant and the Vice President of Finance for Transcripts in Washington, Indiana, have three children; Gracie who attends the University of Southern Indiana, Grant who attends Western Kentucky University, and Graham who is in the 6th grade.
Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Dr. Thomas Brillhart
Dr. Tom Brillhart is tasked with assuming the role as the Assistant Superintendent of Operations for New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation. As a part of this role, he manages and oversees several departments including Technology, Buildings/Grounds, Transportation, School Nutrition, Safety, Strategic Planning, Open Records Requests, Legal Documents, Board Policy, Inclement Weather, Communication, etc.
Dr. Brillhart has 19 years of experience in a variety of areas including time serving as a teacher, assistant principal, Head Principal (K-12), Interim/Associate Superintendent, CFO, COO, Curriculum/Instruction/CCR (CTE) Coordinator, Support/Student Services Director, and Transportation/Maintenance Director. Dr. Brillhart has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in Social Studies Education, a master’s degree from Indiana State University in Educational Leadership, an Educational Specialist Degree from Oakland City University in Superintendency, as well as a Doctorate in Education also from Oakland City University.
Dr. Brillhart is married to Lori Brillhart, a science teacher. The couple have two daughters as well as a Golden Retriever named Bella. The Brillharts love traveling, doing outdoor activities, playing sports, fitness, reading, and simply spending time with one another.
Associate Superintendent, Dr. Louis Jensen
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.
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.
Louis 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.
Assistant Superintendent of Middle School Education, Dr. Steve Griffin
Steve Griffin’s journey in education began as a biology teacher at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, Kentucky, in 1992. He continued to inspire young minds, serving as a high school biology and chemistry teacher at Jeffersonville High School from 1993 to 2001.
Steve’s commitment to education and leadership shone brightly as he transitioned into administrative roles. He first served as an Assistant Principal from 2001 to 2007, demonstrating his dedication to academic excellence at both Floyd Central Jr/Sr High School and Highland Hills Middle School.
During his tenure as Principal of Highland Hills Middle School from 2007 to 2015, Steve, along with his HHMS colleagues, garnered numerous accolades, including the IDOE Four Star Award from 2010 to 2015 and the esteemed National School to Watch honor in 2015.
In 2015, Steve took a significant step in his educational journey when he assumed the role of Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education for Greater Clark County Schools, where he brought his wealth of experience to enhance the educational landscape over a two-year period from 2015 to 2017.
Following this impactful role, Steve embarked on a new chapter in 2017 when he returned to New Albany Floyd County Schools (NAFCS) as Assistant Superintendent. In this capacity, he continues his mission to ensure educational excellence and a high-quality experience for students.
Steve’s commitment to lifelong learning and academic achievement is evident in his academic credentials. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Louisville in 1991. He then pursued further education, obtaining a master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast in 1998, further solidifying his foundation in educational leadership.
In a significant milestone in his educational journey, Steve earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University in 2014. This achievement underscored his dedication to continuous growth and improvement, serving as a testament to his unwavering commitment to education and his aspiration for excellence in both personal and professional realms.
Steve’s dedication to education is matched by his commitment to family. He is happily married to Tommi, and together, they have three wonderful children: Gage, Stevie, and Hunter. This loving family dynamic underscores Steve’s passion for nurturing growth and success in both his professional and personal life.
Assistant to the Superintendent of Elementary Education/Title I, Tony Duffy
Tony Duffy is serving as Assistant Superintendent 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.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Jeanine Corson
Jeanine Corson became the Chief Human Resources Officer in July of 2018. Some of her primary duties include managing the Human Resources department, and providing consultation to management on staffing, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations.
Jeanine earned a Bachelor of Business Education from Eastern Michigan University as well as a Masters of Business Administration with a Principal Licensure from Indiana State University.
Prior to joining New Albany Floyd County Schools, Jeanine was the Director of Human Resources for Warsaw Community Schools for three years. She taught Business Education for 8 years at Homestead High School and Elmhurst High School. Jeanine’s extensive Human Resources experience comes from her 20+ years in the private sector of which the majority of that time was in Human Resources.
Director of Assessment & Student Information, Sally Jensen
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.
Chief Business Officer, Chris Street
Chris Street serves as the Chief Business Officer and Treasurer of the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation. His duties include oversight of: budgets, compliance, payroll, accounting, food service, and transportation. His responsibilities involve managing an excess of $150 million and the direction of over 250 employees.
Previously, Chris was a certified public accountant at Monroe Shine & Co., Inc. where he audited financial institutions and performed a variety of other audit engagements and tax work. For 10 years, he taught high school math and business, eight of which were at Floyd Central High School.
Chris’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University, a Master of Science in Business Administration and Strategic Finance from Indiana University Southeast, as well as a CPA designation in the State of Indiana.
Professional honors include the Tribute to Excellence Award in Teaching from Floyd Central High School, the Outstanding MBA & MSSF Graduate Student from Indiana University Southeast, the Monroe Fellowship Award for outstanding service from Monroe Shine & Co., Inc., Top 20 Professionals Under 40 Honor from Southern Indiana Business, and Best in Finance from Louisville Business First.
Director of Payroll, Tammy Lamon
Tammy Lamon serves as the Director of Payroll at the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation. She assumes primary responsibility in the processing of payroll and its deductions for FICA, ISTRF, PERF, 403(b), health insurance, dental insurance, and other required salary deductions. As the Director of Payroll, Tammy also prepares reports to assist with collective bargaining while overseeing data processing operations.
Director of Equity and Diversity, Samantha Pitts
Director of Student Support Services, Michele Ferree
Michele Ferree is responsible for ensuring students with disabilities, attending New Albany Floyd County Schools, have access to educational programs and specialized services needed to be successful in school. Student Services is also home to school nursing/health services and social services. The department works closely with parents and members of the community to ensure children attending public schools are healthy and have all required childhood immunizations and resources needed to be successful in school.
Michele earned both her B.S. and M.S. in Elementary Education/Special Education from Indiana University Southeast. In 1996 Michele completed the required post-graduate courses to obtain her certification in Public School Administration and began her career as a school administrator in 1998. Michele obtained her Education Specialist Ed.S to obtain her Director of Special Education License from the University of Louisville Graduate School in 2003.
Michele’s background includes teaching special education at both Floyd Central Jr. High School and Scribner Middle School prior to becoming a Special Education Facilitator in the district. After leaving the classroom, Michele went briefly to NAHS as an assistant principal and then back into special education in an administrative role.
Michele is a member of the Indiana Council for Special Education Administrators.
Director of Facilities, Bill Wiseheart
Bill Wiseheart is responsible for buildings and grounds maintenance, custodial services, new construction, building security, safety, and regulatory compliance. Bill works with the facilities office staff, maintenance and custodial staff, Architects, Engineers, contractors, and other professionals to ensure that our students and staff are provided with a safe, clean, comfortable, and efficient educational environment.
Bill has held a variety of positions in operations and project management with our corporation. While manager of energy systems, he created building automation system programming that allowed the development of an energy efficient heating and cooling design that has now been installed in nearly 200 schools in our region. While maintenance supervisor and as director of Facilities, he oversaw the complete replacement of all our mechanical systems. He has been involved in every construction project since 1986 and has participated in project management since 1990. He is the author of our present energy conservation program which, in its seventh year, approached $4,000,000 in cost avoidance.
Bill graduated with honors from Ivy Tech and in 2004 received their alumni of the year award. He is a graduate of the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy. He and his wife Mary have three children and one grandchild. Bill is a resident of Floyd County and serves as an elder at Faith Community Church.
Director of Technology and Instructional Resources, Bill Hamby
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Director of Transportation, Eric Reid
As the Director of Transportation, Eric is responsible for transporting close to 10,000 students to and from school and overseeing the daily operation of 168 employees, along with a $6 million budget.
Eric earned his B.S. in Finance from Indiana University Southeast. He served as a Board Member for STAI (School Transportation Association of Indiana), Director of Region 10 School Districts, member of STAI & NAPT (National Association of Pupil Transportation) and was 1 of 7 Indiana Transportation Directors chosen as an Official Delegate in 2005 to the 14th National Congress on School Transportation. The National Congress was held in Warrensburg, Missouri and the delegates participate in revising a 400-page manual known as the “National School Transportation Specifications & Procedures.”
Eric holds numerous Certifications from NAPT (National Association of Pupil Transportation) and has been attending Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers National Conference since 2009.
Eric spent 5 years as the Director of Transportation for West Clark Community Schools. In 2011, he moved to NAFCS and became the Assistant Director of Transportation for 5 years before becoming the Director of Transportation. Eric lives in Greenville with his wife and 2 children.
Director of Food and Nutrition, Leslie Beach
Leslie Beach is a Texas native who relocated to the area in 2020. She holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in both Culinary Arts and Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion. She comes to NAFCS with more than 13 years of experience in the food service industry, including 7 years as a chef for major hotels & resorts as well as operations experience within hospitals & grocery chains with a heavy focus on nutrition and retail dining.
Leslie’s education, together with her work experience within multiple segments of the food service realm, has helped her to succeed in within many different roles within the industry.
Beach has a passion for high-quality ingredients, nutrition, and establishing healthy eating patterns in children. She loves what she does and appreciates the opportunity to grow with NAFCS and help nourish children’s minds and bodies by expanding programs and focusing on multiple facets of nutrition and engagement for all of our children.
Director of Career and Technical Education, Dr. Kyle Lanoue
Dr. Kyle Lanoue oversees the Prosser Career Education Center and CTE District #45. This includes management of Prosser’s multimillion-dollar budget that includes numerous grants. He is also responsible for the development of cutting-edge CTE programs for the students of CTE district #45. A graduate of Rensselaer Central High School and Indiana State University, Kyle taught Technology and Engineering Education at the High School Level as well as at the College of Education and College of Technology located at Indiana State University. During his time at Indiana State University, Kyle completed his Doctoral work in Educational Leadership and Supervision in 2008.
During his years of service, he has been a teacher, coach, professor, and building-level administrator. His experience in education spans more than twenty years and covers working as a teacher and leader at all levels of education, PK-Graduate School. Kyle began his administrative career in 2008 as a building-level leader at Hazelwood Middle School before becoming a principal at Pine View Elementary, Grant Line Elementary, and S. Ellen Jones Elementary. Kyle’s longest tenure was spent at Grant Line Elementary from 2010-2019.
Named a Lilly Fellow in 2012, Kyle has many professional honors that include being named Rookie Teacher of the Year and Grant Line Elementary being named a Model Professional Learning Community.
Kyle and his wife have three children and live in Floyd County.