Isaac Adams is a 2019-20 and a returning 2018-2019 Teach Plus Indiana Change Agent Teacher Leader. Isaac is a physics teacher at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, where he also serves as a science teacher for Titan Academy, an alternative education program after school for students with behavioral issues. He also serves as the leader of the professional learning community of the Math/Science Academy teachers. Before working at Tech, Isaac spent three years as a physics and engineering teacher at Pike High School and a year teaching Algebra-based Physics at Herron High School. He graduated from Butler University with a BS in Education.
Adam Bogs is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. Adam teaches chemistry and math 10 at Victory College Prep in Indianapolis, IN, where he also serves as the lead data coordinator, head wrestling coach, and a 9th grade advisor. Adam is a 2017 Teach for America Alum of the Indianapolis Corps. He has previously taught chemistry, physics, and pre-calculus at Indianapolis Lighthouse College Prep Academy–South. Adam earned a BA in Chemistry and Spanish from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis an MA in Teaching from Marian University.
Archer Bunner teaches Mathematics in the Special Education Department and facilitates a Conflict Resolution and Leadership course at Richmond High School in Richmond, IN. Archer also teaches in the Alternative Education Program and the Richmond Graduation Academy which includes online learning in all subject areas. Archer is the Special Education Department Chair at RHS and serves as a building representative in the local union. Archer was named the Secondary Teacher of the Year in the 2018-2019 school year for Richmond Community Schools and was honored with the Professional Character Award for Wayne County in 2019. Archer is currently the President of the local chapter of DKG, a professional organization for women teachers, and is President of a volunteer-run non-profit called the Alternatives to Violence Project - USA. Archer received a BA (2011) and MAT (2014) from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. Archer has teaching licenses in Secondary Social Studies and Mathematics along with K-12 Special Education, Mild Intervention.
Dianne Burpo is 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. Dianne remediates struggling 1st grade readers in a reading recovery program at Ouabache Elementary School in Terre Haute, IN. She is also a Title I teacher who works with K-2 intervention/ enrichment groups and serves as a leader on the school’s core team. Dianne volunteers as a representative with the Indiana State Teachers Association. She has taught 1st grade and full day kindergarten for over two decades and is National Board certified as an early childhood generalist. Dianne has been recognized by the Vigo County Education Foundation with an “Excellence in Education” award and by WTHI-TV with a Golden Apple Award. She graduated from Indiana State University with a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in Early Childhood Education.
John Chambers is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Change Agent Teacher Leader. John is a special education teacher at Edison School of the Arts, where he supports 8th graders transitioning into high school. He leads the school's efforts focused on multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) interventions, racial equity, and positive staff culture. He was named Edison's Teacher of the Year during the 2018-19 school year. Before teaching, John spent over a decade in media and marketing positions. He graduated with degrees in marketing and journalism from Edison School of the Arts and an MA in special education from Colorado.
Kendall Crone is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Change Agent Teacher Leader. Kendall is an instructional coach at Harshman Middle School. As a member of the school’s building leadership team, Kendall collaborates with teachers and administration on the school’s school improvement planning team, race equity team, and in the literacy coalition. She leads the ELA department and coaches the school’s teacher leaders. Kendall graduated from Indiana University with a BA in English and Psychology and earned an MA in Teaching from Marian University.
Rachel Derico is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Change Agent Teacher Leader. Rachel is a 6th grade teacher at Floro Torrence Elementary School 83 in Indianapolis Public Schools, where she serves as the volleyball and basketball coach. Rachel previously taught middle school math at Aspire Charter Academy, 5th grade at George and Veronica Phalen Elementary School, and chemistry at LakeRidge Community School LakeRidge New Tech. Rachel holds a BA in General Studies from Indiana University and an MA in Leadership from Calumet College of St Joseph.
Darren DuBois is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Change Agent Teacher. Darren is a K-3 grade special education teacher at Francis W. Parker Elementary School, where he leads the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) committee and is the student testing coordinator. He is the head of a leadership committee of teachers that focuses on students with academic and behavioral challenges and has helped to establish a learning garden at the school in 2018-2019. Darren is a licensed administrator. He graduated from Ball State University with a BS in Special Education and an MA in Educational leadership.
Michael Flake is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana Policy Fellow. Michael is a 7th grade science teacher at North Junior High School in Evansville, IN, where he is also the technology coordinator supporting teachers and students with technology needs and initiatives. Michael has helped with districtwide science curriculum mapping and school improvement efforts, was recognized as the State of Indiana PTA Outstanding Educator of the Year in 2013, and is a past recipient of the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant. Michael earned a BS in Psychology and a BS in Science Education from the University of Southern Indiana and an MS in Education from the University of Southern Indiana.
Shanna Fuller is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Indiana PLCE Team Leader. Shanna is a 1st grade teacher at Pettit Park Elementary in Kokomo, IN. She is a mentor for new teachers and previously served on Pettit Park’s leadership team. Before working at Pettit Park, she spent six years teaching at an international school. She has taught reading recovery and has served as co-president of her local reading council. Shanna graduated from Indiana University with a BA in African American Studies and a BS in Elementary Education.