New principals introduced at eight colleges as a part of Rebuilding Stronger — science weblog

Indianapolis Public Colleges introduced on Thursday new principals for eight colleges because the district prepares to undertake specialised tutorial applications below its Rebuilding Stronger reorganization plan.

The district’s management announcement for 12 colleges indicated that three principals and one interim principal will proceed to function principals of their present college, whereas eight others transfer to new management positions. 

Many of the colleges listed within the district’s announcement will undertake Montessori, STEM, or Worldwide Baccalaureate (IB) programming in 2024-25 as a part of Rebuilding Stronger.

Principals at three college buildings slated to shut on the finish of this college yr, Raymond Brandes College 65, Francis W. Parker College 56, and Paul Miller College 114, have gotten principals at different IPS colleges.

The faculties with newly introduced leaders, who will start within the 2023-24 college yr except in any other case indicated, are: 

  • Carl Wilde College 79: Brandon Warren, present principal at Raymond Brandes College 65.
  • Robert Lee Frost College 106: Dwayne Lucas, present principal.
  • Eleanor Skillen College 34: Krista Douglass, present principal.
  • Northwest Center College: Nichole Morrow-Weaver, present assistant principal.
  • Arlington Center College: Iesha Billups, present interim principal.
  • Henry Longfellow College 28: Keisha Odom, present resident within the IPS Principal Residency Program.
  • James Garfield College 31: Amanda Faulkner, present principal at Carl Wilde College 79.
  • Anna Brochhausen College 88: Carmen Sharp, present principal.
  • James Russell Lowell College 51: Christine Rembert, present principal at Francis W. Parker Montessori College 56.
  • Frederick Douglass College 19: Daria Parham, present principal at Paul Miller College 114.
  • George W. Julian College 57: Camille Haley, present principal resident at Paul Miller College 114, becoming a member of present Principal Chante Campbell in 2023-24 for planning functions and turning into the varsity’s sole principal in 2024-25.
  • William Penn College 49: Phil Shults, present principal at Northwest Center College, becoming a member of present Principal Jessica Barnes in 2023-24 for planning functions and turning into sole principal in 2024-25.

“We all know every college neighborhood is exclusive, as is every chief, and it’s important that we map the wants of every program and college neighborhood to the strengths and experiences of every chief,” Superintendent Aleesia Johnson mentioned in a press release. 

The district is launching a search course of to fill principal positions at T.C. Howe and Broad Ripple center colleges, which is able to reopen to college students in 2024-25 as IB colleges, in accordance with the announcement. 

IPS has additionally been working with the James Whitcomb Riley College 43 neighborhood to discover a new principal there. 

The district has created “district directors at massive” to assist college principals put together for the programmatic shifts going down in 2024-25. These directors will carry out day-to-day administrative duties as principals plan for the educational adjustments. 

Stacy Bottley, present principal of Longfellow Center College, will even function an government director of faculties to make sure center colleges obtain assist based mostly on their new tutorial programming, the district mentioned.

The district beforehand named Adrienne Kuchik, the previous principal of Garfield Elementary, as an government director of faculties. 

Amelia Pak-Harvey covers Indianapolis and Marion County colleges for Chalkbeat Indiana. Contact Amelia at

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