ABOUT RISE AND SHINE
RISE+Shine is a breakfast series that convenes Indianapolis parents, teachers, residents, and community leaders in familiar locations throughout the community. Each session features a panel of experts from Indianapolis who will help us dive deep into the challenges Indianapolis students are facing, as well as the solutions that will help.
APRIL 23 EVENT: THE TRUTH BEHIND SCHOOL FUNDING
How does K-12 funding make its way from government into the classroom? We'll ask our panel of experts—and then open the discussion to small groups of attendees. Spanish interpretation will be available at the event.
RISE + SHINE SCHOOL FUNDING PANELISTS
Susan Preble has over twenty years of experience in public finance, legislative affairs and governmental relations. In her role as the Senior Fiscal Analyst for the Indiana Senate Democrats, Ms. Preble works closely with legislators and fiscal staff from all four caucuses and the executive branch.
Andy Seibert is KIPP Indy’s Executive Director, leading the day-to-day work for KIPP Indy’s three schools in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis. Andy spearheads organizational growth strategy and manages teams that oversee academics, operations, finance, talent, and external partnerships.
Shatoya Ward had been a teacher and administrator with the Excel Center since 2010. Before joining the Excel Center, she was a science teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools and a local charter school. In 2017, she was the founding principal for Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center @ Englewood. Currently, as Purdue Polytechnic has grown to multiple schools, she holds the position of Chief of School Operations at Purdue Polytechnic High School Network.
Weston Young has served as Chief Financial Officer of Indianapolis Public Schools since 2015. He has lived in IPS since 2002 and been an IPS parent since 2010. He has been striving for improved educational outcomes in the IPS boundary since 2003 through financial and operational leadership through education-related volunteer and professional activities.
Prior RISE + SHINE session topics include:
Information and resources from each RISE+Shine, as well as a recording of the panel, will be available below after every session.
ALL SESSIONS ARE COMPLETELY FREE TO ATTEND.
Please join us for our next RISE + SHINE event on April 23. We will provide lunch and child watch, and there will be giveaways at the session.
Let us know what accommodations you need on the form in order to attend!
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