June 2023 News

Dr. Tom Arnold Selected as University of Chicago Outstanding Educator

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Karisten Poole ’23 was recently accepted to the University of Chicago and recommended Dr. Tom Arnold to be selected as a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator.

According to Peter Wilson, Dean of College Admissions, “Each year, newly admitted students have the opportunity to select educators who go beyond everyday teaching and leave an impression that is carried over a lifetime. An Outstanding Educator thinks carefully about their instruction, shares an infectious love for learning, and cares for their students both inside and outside of the classroom. […] The University of Chicago is honored to recognize [Dr. Arnold’s] excellence as an educator who makes a positive impact every day.”

Dr. Arnold says, “Karisten was a fantastic student and very rewarding to teach while here at the Academy — I was very flattered that she took the time this summer to nominate me for this recognition from the University of Chicago.”

“We are all so proud of this additional accomplishment of Dr. Arnold’s,” says Dr. Joel Olufowote, Director of Academic Affairs. “Through project-based and immersive pedagogical techniques, Tom has routinely captured the imagination of his students at the Academy for nearly two decades. It is a tremendous honor for Karisten to nominate Tom for this award; we are a better institution because of her and Dr. Arnold.”

Congratulations to Dr. Arnold!

Spring 2023 DIrector’s Lists

Friday, June 9, 2023

Congratulations to the following students who earned recognition this Spring semester by showcasing their academic prowess in the Indiana Academy classroom! As we wind down from celebrating our graduating seniors, many of whom you’ll see named below, I brim with excitement and anticipation of the continued impact all graduates and returning students will have in the classroom and in community, as driving forces of innovation and agents of change.

– Dr. Olufowote, Director of Academic Affairs

All As Director’s List
Students earned As in classes taught at the Academy during spring semester.
A/B Director’s List
Students earned As, B+s, or Bs (no B- or below) in classes taught at the Academy during spring semester.

New Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Guidance

Monday, June 5, 2023

After a thorough job search, we are pleased to announce that Ms. Megan Wright has accepted our offer to be the Academy’s next Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Guidance! Meg stepped up this semester to help out in an ‘interim’ role and has done a wonderful job. The work she has done identifying seniors missing credits, proposing plans for those seniors, and being proactive in identifying returning sophomores/juniors needing support is stellar. The search committee is confident that Meg is the right person for this job and we all look forward to what she will bring to this position next year.

Thanks go out to the search committee of Dr. Joel Olufowote, Ms. Casey Schultz, Ms. Kim Foltz, Ms. Kim Hall, and Ms. Candy Manship for the hard work they put in the past few weeks.

This leaves open a current math position. An attempt will be made to fill the position before August and Kim Foltz has already worked with the math department to begin the initial steps. In the event a quality candidate is not found in this search, a backup plan will be in place for August.