About Us :
Interim Executive Director
Director of Legal Affairs and Policy
Emily Richardson serves as the Director of Legal Affairs & Policy for the Indiana Charter School Board (“ICSB”). In this role, Ms. Richardson facilitates compliance of the ICSB with all relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations. She also advises the ICSB on any new laws and regulations that pertain to charter authorizing and charter schools. Ms. Richardson also plays a lead role during the charter school application cycle, and in holding ICSB-authorized schools accountable for their performance. Finally, she serves as the ICSB's liaison with the Indiana Authorizers Alliance. Prior to joining the ICSB, Ms. Richardson served as Assistant Director for the Office of School Improvement and Turnaround for the Indiana Department of Education. Earlier in her career, she was a 2nd grade teacher in Lambert, Mississippi, as a Teach For America corps member and alumna. Ms. Richardson holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Hamilton College, a J.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington, and is a Ph.D. candidate (December 2013) from Indiana University – Bloomington in Education Policy Studies.
Sarah McClamroch Sullivan
Sarah McClamroch Sullivan joined the Indiana Charter School Board (“ICSB”) as Manager in August 2011. In this role, Ms. Sullivan implements and continuously improves the ICSB's application processes and procedures, and facilitates ICSB communications through oversight of the website and social media accounts. Specific areas of responsibility include: overseeing the charter school application evaluation process, designing communications materials related to the ICSB application process, conducting information sessions and Webinars for interested charter school applicants, supporting newly authorized schools during the Pre-Opening period, and maintaining the ICSB website. Ms. Sullivan serves as the primary point of contact for ICSB charter school applicants and third-party application evaluators with respect to questions about ICSB application submission and evaluation requirements. Prior to joining the Indiana Charter School Board, Ms. Sullivan was an account manager at VSA Partners, a graphic design and strategic branding agency located in Chicago, IL. She graduated with a degree in Communication from DePauw University.
Kendall Quisenberry is interning with the ICSB through December 2013. She is a recent graduate of DePauw University, and will complete a year-long teaching Fulbright grant in Malaysia next year.