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Indiana Education Employment Relations Board

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Rebecca Bowman, Esq., Director of Conciliation

Becky earned both her M.S.W. and her J.D. from Indiana University – Indianapolis, and has worked in education in both legal and administrative capacities.  Over the past seventeen years, Becky has served as an Assistant Director of Special Education at both the Department of Education and a local special education cooperative, general counsel for the Department of Education, administrator and general counsel for the State Board of Education, and as the State Director of Special Education. 

Dr. Dennis Brooks, Consultant

Dennis has served Indiana public school children for twenty-five years as an elementary teacher, special education teacher, special education director, public school superintendent, and senior advisor to Indiana State School Superintendent, Dr. Tony Bennett.  Dennis earned his B.S. from Wright State University, M.S. and Ed.S. from Indiana State University, and doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Sarah W. Cudahy, Esq., General Counsel and PIO

Sarah began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for Justice Theodore Boehm of the Indiana Supreme Court.  She then worked in Chicago as a Labor & Employment Associate at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, and later the labor and employment law firm of Laner Muchin, Ltd. Sarah graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. in Education, Public Policy, and European Studies.  She earned her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Stacey Hughes, Ph.D., Research Director 

Stacey has served Indiana public school children as a high school science teacher, high school principal, superintendent, assistant superintendent at the Indiana Department of Education, and education consultant.  Stacey received her B.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington, M.S. from Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 

Maureen Johnson, Administrative Assistant 

Maureen has served as IEERB Research Secretary and Administrative Assistance.  During her tenure at IEERB she coordinated the efforts to digitize IEERB records and continues to assist IEERB staff with case filings, data collection, and office management.  Maureen graduated from Bishop Chatard High School and Ivy Tech.