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Charter School Excellence Interviews

Charter School Excellence: Video Interview Series

Below is a series of videos featuring school leaders and governing board members of high-performing charter schools in Indiana. The primary purpose of the series is to hear from these leaders about what it takes to create and sustain excellence in a public charter school. During the summer of 2012, ICSB staff interviewed representatives from three charter schools in Indiana: Christel House Academy, Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, and Signature School. Each school faced significant challenges during its start-up period. Eventually, each school overcame its challenges and serves today as a high-performing public school alternative for Indiana students.

Christel House Academy
Authorized by the Indianapolis Mayor's Office
Carey Dahncke, Executive Director and Principal


Murvin Enders, Board Chair


Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School
Authorized by the Indianapolis Mayor's Office
John Neighbours, Founding Board Chair


Marcus Robinson, Founding School Leader


Signature School
Authorized by Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Vicki Snyder, Former Executive Director and Principal