Michele Berry is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. She teaches chemistry, physical science, and AVID at North Central High School in Indianapolis, where she sponsors the Natural Hair Club and co-sponsors the NOBCChE STEM club. Michele served on the discipline committee and is currently in the restorative practices group and a discussion leader for implicit bias exploration. She graduated from Roosevelt University with a BS in Biology and received her MS in secondary science education from Indiana University NW.
Gayle Davis is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. She is a middle school teacher of Problem Based Technology & Project Lead The Way at Barker Middle School in Michigan City, Indiana. She is in charge of the Barker News Network and runs the broadcast program in the mornings. Gayle has founded and advised several clubs on campus including the robotics and theater clubs and Club Discovery. Gayle previously taught high school math at Dunes Lutheran High School. Gayle has BS degrees in theology, organization management, and economics, she holds a masters degree in education and a masters and PhD in theology from various institutions. She also has a doctorate degree in musicology and is working on the dissertation for her final degree as a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University.
Anika Green is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. She is a founding teacher at Kindezi Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana where she teaches 5th Grade English-Language Arts. Anika has served as grade-level chair, and worked as a member of the school's Lighthouse Team to develop leadership strategies for students and staff. She is a member of Leadership for Educational Equity and a Teach for America alum. Anika graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Political Science and received her MA in Teaching from Marian University.
Katy Josway is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. She is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Dickinson Fine Arts Academy in South Bend. She is a Union Representative for the NEA-SB and is an active member on her school’s Leadership committee. Prior to this role, Katy taught English in Guangzhou, China for three years and in South Bend at the beginning of her career. She has been recognized twice by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year in 2013 and 2019. Katy is a first-generation teacher who received her BS in Secondary Education from Indiana State University South Bend.
Jack Kellerman is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. He teaches 8th grade Math at Henry W. Longfellow Middle School 28 in Indianapolis within Indianapolis Public Schools. Jack previously taught 7th and 8th grade math and Algebra I at the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School. In his second year, Jack also served as a Secondary Math Teacher Coach, where he focused on taking good math instruction to great through the power of dialectic conversations. Jack earned BAs in Political Science and Rhetoric from Wabash College. Jack was awarded the Ryan Shaw Award, given to the top political science major, and the Senior Award of Merit, the award given to the senior who went above and beyond in community service. Later, he received a MAT in secondary math education from Marian University.
Megan Potter is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. She is a reading interventionist at Clarence Farrington School 61 in Indianapolis Public Schools, where she serves as an instructional coach and is a member of the school leadership team. Megan has previously taught 2nd grade and 3rd grade in Indianapolis Public Schools and MSD Washington Township. Megan is a 2015 TFA alum and taught in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work and then received a MEd in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri- St. Louis.
Brandi Sapp is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. She teaches language arts at Goshen Middle School in Goshen, Indiana. She also coaches and delivers professional development to teachers as a master teacher. For the last 21 years, Brandi has primarily taught language arts in grades four through eight at parochial, public, and charter schools in Florida and Indiana. She has also served on AdvancED review teams, presented at the AdvancED annual conference and New Tech Annual Conference, as well as facilitated numerous professional development offerings about technology implementation in the classroom. Brandi earned her MEd from Indiana Wesleyan University and her BS in Elementary Education and BA in History from Southern Illinois University.
Gregory Sparks is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. He is a Spanish educator teaching at Christel House Emmerich Manual High School. Previously, he was a Spanish teacher, Team Lead and Student Council Advisor for the past 4 years at Thomas Carr Howe Community High School. Currently, he works with Indianapolis Teaching Fellows as a Teacher Development Coach during the summer, assisting pre-service teachers and career changers in pursuit of licensure. He began his teaching career in 2016 as an Indianapolis Teaching Fellow upon graduating from Texas Tech University with BA in Spanish. As a teaching fellow, he also has a MAT from Marian.
John Sternfeld is a 2020-21 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. He teaches Spanish and Chinese at Terre Haute North Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana, where he sponsors of the Chinese Club. He has been a member on several school committees, most recently the parent outreach group called PALS. John has also taught in Maryland and China. He received his BA in Chinese from the University of Iowa, and he received his license to teach from Indiana University in Bloomington.