When Mooresville Schools began using Skyward in the summer of 2015, data management coordinator Jacque Deckard stepped up to provide families, staff, and students with the assistance they needed during the transition. From arranging group training and one-on-one help for staff members to assisting parents at kindergarten sign-up and back-to-school nights, Deckard’s leadership helped ensure a smooth transition, and she continues to help her district get the most out of their investment.   
   
In less than two years, Deckard has helped integrate countless Skyward features that save time, ensure accuracy, and improve communication. She has set up the system to automatically integrate with the LMS on a nightly basis, created effective Skylert messaging, and integrated RevTrak to accept payments directly through Skyward and the Skyward app. District communications have been streamlined thanks to Deckard’s work integrating the Skyward calendar application with the district website and electronic sign software. School secretaries can now post event information one time in Skyward and that information automatically updates the other systems, saving time and reducing the possibility for error.
 
Deckard’s influence extends beyond Mooresville, as she serves as a Skyward leader for other area districts. She recently graduated from the Morgan County Leadership Academy (MCLA), an organization that works to build a stronger community by bringing together a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders to enhance their leadership skills and inspire a commitment to serve. She is vice president of the Indiana Steering Committee and is the Skyward representative on the UNITE board for the state of Indiana.
 
“Jacque has been an invaluable Skyward system administrator since its implementation two years ago,” said Kyle Davis, technology director at the district. “She has provided training to countless members of our staff and extended the knowledge beyond the district to parents and other school systems.”


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