Join the team of Teach Indy for our second Teach Indy Educators Conference. This FREE, virtual two-day event - created for teachers, by teachers - is designed to develop teachers' knowledge in support of student achievement, share best practices, celebrate classroom excellence, and champion the exceptional educators who impact the lives of our students each day.
On Friday night, VIP groups will join the team at Teach Indy for an in-person Happy Hour with location TBD. Expect food, networking, music, giveaways and more during our Happy Hour. On Saturday, we invite you to join us from your home with your favorite morning meal for professional development and the Teach Indy Awards. See our Agenda below:
Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
Welcome + Teacher Response Committee Panel | 9:00am - 9:30am
Keynote | 9:30am - 10:20am
Breakout Sessions | 10:25am - 12:00pm
Lunch Lounge | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Session | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Keynote | 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Professional Development Day Closing + Giveaways | 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Session Themes
DEI: Moving from Ally to Anti-Racism
Serving Special Populations (EL/SpEd)
Teacher Resiliency (SEL/Secondary Trauma for Teachers)
Teach Indy Educator Awards Presentation
Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
Author and Speaker
State of Indiana
Secretary of Education
City of Indianapolis
Five Star Technology Solutions
2022 College Football Playoff Host Committee
Lead STEAM Teacher
Senior Director of Leadership Programming
AB Education & Behavior Consulting LLC
Indy Equity Collaborative
Butler University, College of Education
Associate Dean and Professor
Allegiant Prep Academy
Lead Kindergarten Teacher
Regional Sales Manager
White's Jr/Sr High & Guiff Goodies for Education
Global Academic Relations Leader
Teach Plus Indiana
Indiana Executive Director
Midwest Language Services, LLC
President & Owner
Five Star Technology Solutions
Professional Development Specialist
Five Star Technology Solutions
Professional Development Specialist
The Mind Trust
Senior Vice President of Schools
The Mind Trust
Sr. Director of Talent
KIPP Indy Legacy High School
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
Chief Academics Officer
R.E.A.D.S. Recognizing Educating and Advocating for Dyslexic Students
Butler University, College of Education
Associate Professor and Director of School Counseling
Christal House Academy South
Reading Specialist / Interventionist Instructional Coach
Public Consulting Group Project Success Resource Center
Subject matter expert/professional development coach
Five Star Technology Solutions
Educational Innovation 360 LLC
Northwest Middle School
Social Studies Teacher
Victory College Prep
Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the
University of Georgia. Her writing, research, teaching, and educational advocacy work meet at the
intersection of education reform, anti-racism, carceral studies, abolition, and Black joy. The aim of her
scholarship is twofold: firstly, to advance how the field of education understands and critiques the systemic
and structural racism of public education within the U.S.; and secondly, to advocate for abolitionist
approaches in the field of education that seek new possibilities for educational justice. In the pursuit of
making her scholarship a reality, she works with activists, communities, youth, families, and school districts
to build communal, civically-engaged schools rooted in the aspirations of abolitionist strategies that love and
affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN).
ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and
communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force
with the Atlanta City Council. The goal of the Task Force is to advance dialogue and form tangible solutions
for guaranteed income.
Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including: Abolitionist Teaching, anti-racism,
Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic
engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion. She is the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET
In 2014, she was invited to the White House Research Conference on Girls to discuss her work focused on the
lives of Black girls. For her work in the field of Hip Hop education, in 2016, Dr. Love was named the Nasir
Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
In April of 2017, Dr. Love participated in a one-on-one public lecture with bell hooks focused on the liberatory
education practices of Black and Brown children. In 2018, Georgia’s House of Representatives presented Dr.
Love with a resolution for her impact on the field of education. She has also provided commentary for various
news outlets including NPR, Ed Week, The Guardian, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
She is the author of the books We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of
Educational Freedom and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New
South. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including Educational Researcher, Urban
Education, The Urban Review, and the Journal of LGBT Youth.
Katie Jenner, Ed. D., was appointed as Indiana’s first Secretary of Education by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, effective January 11, 2021. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Jenner served as Senior Education Advisor to Governor Holcomb where she provided guidance on statewide policy and initiatives for preschool, K-12, and higher education.
Dr. Jenner began her career in K-12 public education as a Career and Technical Education teacher in Kentucky. After moving to Indiana, she held various administrator roles, including assistant superintendent, for Madison Consolidated Schools. Dr. Jenner later served as the Vice President of K-12 Initiatives and Statewide Partnerships for Ivy Tech Community College where she led statewide strategies and formed partnerships between K-12 education, Career Centers, and Ivy Tech.
Dr. Jenner earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Transylvania University in Kentucky, a Master's Degree in Business Education from the University of Kentucky, an M.B.A. through a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship at Indiana State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Jenner is committed to ensuring all students are prepared for the competitive realities of our 21st century economy. She and her IDOE team will build capacity, spark innovation and forge partnerships at all levels of Indiana's PK-12 education system to support educators and empower families.
Dr. Jenner and her husband, Joe, live in Madison with their twin sixth-grade girls who attend Madison Consolidated Schools.
Joseph “Joe” Hogsett is the 49th mayor of Indianapolis. Before taking office in 2016, Mayor Hogsett served as Indiana’s Secretary of State and United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Mayor Hogsett’s focus is on preventing crime, protecting taxpayers, and creating opportunities for working families. He is also dedicated to investing Indianapolis’ resources back into our neighborhoods.
A lifelong Hoosier, Mayor Hogsett has lived and worked in Indianapolis for more than 30 years. He earned his undergraduate degree and law degree from Indiana University. He received graduate degrees from Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary. He and his wife Steph have three children.
You can follow Mayor Hogsett on Twitter @IndyMayorJoe, as well as Facebook, Instagram, and the City of Indianapolis Flickr.
Mya Baker leads TNTP’s consulting work in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pittsburgh, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, with a focus on helping educators, schools, and school systems expand access to opportunity.
Previously, as a Partner, she supported a number of contracts across the nation to improve instructional outcomes for students. She led our academic diagnostic team in the launch of our equity-based evaluation of the findings of The Opportunity Myth. Before joining TNTP, Mya served as the senior director of curriculum and instruction at Uplift Education in Dallas-Fort Worth, a network that serves 15,000 scholars across 36 schools. In this role, Mya oversaw the K-12 Curriculum department and the network-wide English Second Language (ESL) program. She set the strategic vision for training and execution of Uplift’s instructional model which includes full implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs (PYP, MYP, and DP). In addition, Mya served as a managing director in which she directly managed three elementary schools.
Prior to joining Uplift Education, Mya was the principal of Friendship Public Charter School – Blow Pierce Campus, which served students in preschool through eighth grade in Washington, DC. As a leader, Mya trained new teachers through Teach for America and DC Teaching Fellows. Before entering leadership, Mya taught for several years as a Teach for America corps member.
She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in communications and a BA in government and earned a master’s degree in teaching and learning from American University.
Lydia is the Lead Kindergarten Teacher at Allegiant Preparatory Academy in Haughville. She is in her third year of teaching and especially enjoys teaching her students how to write their names for the first time.
Claudia Heritier Greenwell. Claudia has spent her career in education in a number of different capacities. After the realization that education is a key component of breaking the cycle of poverty, she began working to promote access and success in higher education for traditionally underserved student populations. A part of this work included financial aid for post secondary programs and then Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Claudia to lead two state agencies that provided financial aid to Indiana students. This advocacy work led to the creation of a private consulting company helping political candidates, lawmakers, not-for-profit education organizations and other entities in education policy and advocacy.
Now retired from this work, Claudia works with eDynamic Learning to promote what she considers to be the current most important educational agenda- providing schools with the tools to help students embrace the opportunity to explore career options, and then providing them with the pathways for their ultimate success.
Dr. Ronda Hamm is passionate about providing enriching science and agriculture experiences for everyone. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education at Fresno State University. She received her Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Entomology at Cornell University. Currently, she is the Global Academic Relations Manager for Corteva Agriscience. In this role, she develops and implements strategies and relationships to promote people and innovations for the future of agriculture. She has previously held roles as a Patent Liaison, Six Sigma Project Leader, and Senior Biologist conducting both laboratory and field research in Urban Pest Management and Northern Crops. Find out more about her past experiences at www.linkedin.com/in/ronda-hamm
Dr. Hamm was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) If/Then Ambassador. In 2019 she was recognized as an Indiana Woman of Achievement with Distinction in Science Education and was the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Informal Educator Award from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) for her work in founding three successful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs (two at Cornell University and one at Corteva Agriscience) that continue to grow.
Tanya Hoover has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Purdue University and has been teaching English as a New Language both in the classroom and in her own business, Midwest Language Services, LLC.
Through her company, she has taught adult business people and their families associated with international companies in Indiana since 2006. Her company provides translation and interpretation services in over 200 languages. Her most notable client has been NASA, but she also works with a school system in Illinois to provide in-person, video-remote, and over-the-phone interpreting services to help facilitate parent-teacher conferences.
Mrs. Hoover currently teaches part-time as an ENL teacher in a K-8 school. Mrs. Hoover is the daughter of a Japanese woman who was a translator and interpreter after learning to master the English language.
As Senior Vice President of Schools, Kelli Marshall leads the execution of The Mind Trust’s school incubation, school support, and talent strategies that support the growth and ongoing success of high-quality schools for Indianapolis students. Marshall’s team manages The Mind Trust’s Charter and Innovation School Fellowships, the organization’s school talent strategy, partnerships with education organizations like Relay Graduate School of Education and Instruction Partners, as well as other system-level strategies that help ensure every Indianapolis student has access to a high-quality public school.
Marshall began her career as a teacher in Indianapolis Public Schools and went on to serve as an instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. She transitioned from IPS to become a school leader in the charter sector where she took Indianapolis Lighthouse Academy from a low-performing school to one that received an A on the state’s accountability system.
Marshall went on to found Tindley Collegiate Academy, the state’s first all-girls charter school. Under Marshall’s leadership, Tindley Collegiate became the highest performing middle school in Indianapolis. Marshall then served as Tindley’s CEO, helping to stabilize the network’s finances and operations. Most recently, she successfully launched a new high school and served as Chief Academic Officer for GEO Academies.
Marshall earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and Masters degree in Education Administration from Butler University.
Warren Morgan, Ed.D., serves as Chief Academics Officer for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) where he supports all aspects of the Curriculum & Instruction, Performance & Continuous Improvement, Postsecondary Readiness and Unified Student Supports teams.
Morgan previously served as the executive director for Teach For America (TFA) – St. Louis. In that role, he impacted a network of 600 TFA teachers and alumni, spanning 12 school districts, who worked with 20,000 students to improve educational excellence.
Morgan has also worked for President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump as a prestigious White House Fellow. Before his time in Washington, D.C., he worked as an academic superintendent in Cleveland, where he supervised the city’s turnaround schools. Morgan also served as a high school principal in Chicago Public Schools, where he led a school turnaround and significantly improved outcomes. He taught secondary science in St. Louis through TFA and was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
Morgan earned a doctorate in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago; a master’s in educational administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis; and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Butler University. He also has an executive certificate in nonprofit leadership from Washington University. Morgan is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Dr. Brandie Oliver is an Associate Professor in the School Counseling Program at Butler University. Prior to her current role, she worked as a middle school counselor but also has experience at the elementary and high school levels. Brandie sees her role as a resource and support for Professional School Counselors as well as an advocate and source of positive change for all students, parents, and educators. She presents at state, regional, and national conferences, and provides professional development to educators, and collaborates with other educational fields to emphasize the importance of working across disciplines for compelling and long-term change. Her specific areas of interest include the development of comprehensive school counseling programs, school culture and restorative practices, culturally responsive practices, suicide prevention/intervention, and implementing social-emotional learning within an MTSS framework. Dr. Oliver is dedicated to the training and professional development of all educators that strive to be change agents in PK-12
Dr. Oliver has also served families at Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People as a support group facilitator for grieving teens and as an individual grief counselor in the Therapy Services program. She is involved both at the national and state level, serving on the Evidence-Based School Counseling Advisory Board, the Indiana School Counselor Association Board, and served on the Presidential Advisory Board for the American Counseling Association. education.
I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Sociology. In college, I worked with an organization called "Books and Beyond," which gave me an opportunity to travel to teach English in Rwanda for 2 months before graduating.
I first served as an English-only 5th grade teacher on the West side of Indianapolis at a dual-language school called Global Preparatory Academy, which is actually chartered through the Mindtrust. After my first year, I moved to serve 1st and 2nd grade as the English teacher within the dual-language program.
Currently, I am serving at a charter school in Indianapolis called Christel House Academy (South), which has multiple schools internationally. I serve as a reading specialist for students showing they are at the highest need for reading interventions, such as the bottom scoring 20% of learners. I also observe, coach, and provide feedback to interventionists. In the future, my goal is to get further into educational leadership, whether it be in a school building or as a policy maker.
Ashley Quick is a special education Subject Matter Expert at Public Consulting Group (PCG) and a field associate for PCG's Project Success Resource Center. Project Success works in partnership with state departments of education and local school districts to develop and lead professional development on the integration of academic standards, functional skills, curriculum, and assessments to improve outcomes for students. The Project Success team also coaches individual educators and school teams on the implementation of inclusive practices to expand opportunities for students with disabilities and ensure the obligation to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) is met.
Prior to joining PCG, Ms. Quick was a special education teacher for 10 years. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education in 2004 and earned her MBA through Clark University in June 2021
Cassandra Williams is a strong advocate for revolutionizing systems. Before launching Educational Innovation 360, she spent over 20 years in the education field. Cassandra received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and moved to California State University for Master’s. She began her career in K-12 education teaching elementary school, then eventually providing professional development to teachers and administrators in Los Angeles. In Indianapolis, she’s opened two elementary schools that have since become models for success in their districts.
Cassandra currently works as a professor in the College of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her research focuses on coaching teachers to accelerate student achievement. She and her team often explore video as a learning tool for success in the classroom. She is the chief designer for the Educational Innovation 360° eInstructional Coaching System.
Sr. Director of Talent