District Leaders

 

DR. SCOTT ROBISON, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Scott Robison, Ph.D., became superintendent of the Zionsville Community Schools in 2006 after having led schools in Sheridan and serving central office roles in finance and curriculum in Westfield. Scott was a principal and teacher in MSD Pike Township for eleven years and was also a school principal in the Southwest Allen Schools in Fort Wayne. He began his career in education as a teacher in the New Albany-Floyd County Schools where he grew up. Teacher layoffs in New Albany sent Robison into the private sector as a media relations and inventory manager, then off to Indiana University as an alumni association administrator. B.S. and M.S. degrees were earned from Indiana University. Robison completed his Ph.D. at Purdue University. A 2005 graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Robison has presented at many regional and national conferences related to student engagement, school reform and choice, looping/multiage practice, brain-compatible instructional methods, and more. Robison has served on chambers of commerce, a municipal redevelopment commission, a parks advisory board, a non-profit board of directors, a community revitalization committee, several common wage boards, and more. He refereed IHSAA and college basketball for 20 years in Indiana and around the Midwest. Dr. Robison’s personal and professional mission statements converge in the area of service to youth: “My personal life and professional endeavors are focused on a series of complex human projects each with the potential to change the world.” Scott is married and has three children. Scott’s hobbies include playing piano, reading, travel, and almost any other activity that will keep him active and accomplishing something positive.

REBECCA COFFMAN, ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT

Becky Coffman began her career in Zionsville as a middle school science teacher and coach in 2001.  She transitioned from classroom to serve as the ZMS Assistant Principal from 2007-2012 and in 2012 was named Principal of Union Elementary.  As a school administrator, Mrs. Coffman has served as a School Safety Specialist and liaison with various Boone County public safety partners.  Mrs. Coffman graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with secondary education certification and also holds a Master’s degree in educational administration.     She and her husband reside in Zionsville along with their three young children. It is Mrs. Coffman’s mission to serve the families in our Zionsville community by providing an outstanding learning environment for all students. 

KRIS DEVEREAUX, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT ACADEMICS

 

Kris Devereaux joined the Zionsville Community Schools as an administrator in 2007 after serving 12 years as an English teacher and gifted/talented instructor in MSD Pike Township and Westfield Washington Schools.  In addition to these educational roles, she also served as an associate professor for the College of Education at Butler University and Director of Education at Clowes Hall.  She has also served as a peer coach to struggling schools through Indiana University’s Effective Leaders Academy.  Ms. Devereaux graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in secondary education and from Ball State University with a Master’s degree in K-12 curriculum.  She has presented/consulted with groups of educators statewide on a variety of topics in curriculum and instruction.  She and her husband Andy, an educator at Fishers High School, have two children.  Her unwavering belief that children are incredibly capable and that teachers play an important role in stretching children to the best version of themselves is what drives her daily practice and interactions.

DAN LAYTON, CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

 
Dan Layton joined the Zionsville Community Schools as a science teacher in 2005 and taught Biology, Genetics/Biotechnology, and Advanced Placement Biology.   He also coached the Boy’s Tennis team to state finals appearances in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2008 he developed the school’s first hybrid online class which led to him winning the IPL Golden Apple Award in 2010 for innovation in the classroom.  He left the classroom in 2012 to become assistant principal at Pleasant View Elementary in Zionsville.  In addition to these educational roles, he has also taught graduate level courses at the University of Indianapolis and has presented at numerous conferences on the purposeful integration of technology into the school system.   Mr. Layton graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education (major in Biology) and a Master’s degree in educational administration from Ball State University.   He and his wife Jenna, a nurse at OrthoIndy, have three children that keep them entertained at all times. Mr. Layton firmly believes in the massive potential of our youth to not only be prepared for the “real world” but to be prepared to make the “real world” a better place through their ability to generate ideas, see those ideas to fruition and to defend the worth of those ideas. 

CASEY ALLEN, DIRECTOR OF UNIFIED STUDENT SERVICES

 

Casey Allen joined the Zionsville Community Schools in the Fall of 2017.  She has spent her career in special education as a teacher and administrator.  Mrs. Allen was a special education teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools for 7 years at the middle school and high school level.  She then served as a special education teacher and the department chair for special education at Fishers High School.  In 2007, Mrs. Allen began her 8 year role as the Assistant Director of Special Education for Hamilton Southeastern Schools.  Mrs. Allen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mild Interventions, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and the Director of Exceptional Needs licensure.  She and her husband Eric reside in Whitestown with their four children.  Zionsville Community Schools is her family’s home school community.  Mrs. Allen’s true passion lies in serving alongside teachers and administrators to help every student achieve their greatest potential.