School of Education

Advisory Board

The time and commitment given by our Board Members is greatly appreciated.


The purpose of the School of Education Board of Advisors is to improve the quality of education provided children by working collaboratively with us to strengthen the quality of our teacher education program. The mission of the School of Education is to prepare teachers who are Reflective Scholars, Instructional Leaders, and Global Citizens and to serve the community and profession promoting and facilitating best practice in education.

The Board meets each spring. Task Forces (Diversity, Assessment, Professional Development, Special Education, and Recruitment, Retention and Marketing) meet via small group and email throughout the year.

Board Members

Name Title/Organzation
Rob Bailey ('13) Teacher, Richmond High School
Kierstan Barbre ('15) Academic Advisor, IU East
Laura Blessing Superintendent, Northeastern School District
Lisa Chalfant Curriculum Director, Randolph Central School Corporation
Matt Dickerson ('12) Teacher, Centerville-Abington Elementary School
Bill Doering Superintendent, Nettle Creek School Corporation
John Engle Principal, Lincoln Middle School
Mary Folkerth Nursing Faculty, IU East
Nancy Fort Professor, Ivy Tech
Treva Gough ('14) Teacher, Northside Elementary School
Duane Hodgin Retired Assistant Superintendent, Lawrence Township
Amanda Issacs ('00, '02, '14) Teacher, Hagerstown Elementary
Brandi Jackson ('02) Teacher, Charles Elementary School
Kristi Johnting ('00) Teacher, Northeastern School District
Terri Lane University Supervisor, IU East
Kate Lash ('14) Teacher, Winchester School District
Linda Morgason University Supervisor, IU East
Lisa Noble University Supervisor, IU East
Kirsten Phillips Teacher, Charles Elementary School
Marc Price ('12) Teacher, Richmond High School
Tim Scales ('91, '93) School of Business Faculty, IU East
Josh Sagester Superintendent, Tri-Village School District
Kara Shelford ('11) Teacher, Crestdale Elementary School
Rita Slifer Special Education Teacher, Test Middle School
Kevin Smith University Supervisor, IU East
Dawn Sonsini Principal, Northeastern School District
Phil Stevenson Superintendent, Centerville School District
Shawn Thomas Teacher, Tri-Village School District
Jason Troutwine ('01) Vice Chancellor of External Affairs, IU East
Marilyn Watkins Former Dean of School of Education, IU East
Jessica Wilburn ('13) Teacher, Test Middle School
Carl Wilms Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, Resident Manager
Eva Wolfe University Supervisor, IU East
Zak Zurwell ('09) Teacher, Western Wayne Elementary School

IU East alumni are identified by having a graduation year after their name.

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