Adam Collins has been a member of the Board of Victory College Prep since 2019. Adam practices as a commercial real estate lawyer in downtown Indianapolis with the law firm of Wallack, Somers, & Haas, P.C. after previously spending eight years with the administration of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. Adam is a 2002 graduate of Wabash College and a 2006 graduate of the Indiana University – McKinney School of Law. In addition to Victory College Prep, Adam serves on the Board for the Indy YMCA at the Athenaeum and for a real estate entity benefitting his fraternity.
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Marcie Brown-Carter has the honor to work with charter schools across the state at the Indiana Charter School Network. ICSN provides services and policy advocacy for charter schools all over Indiana. Prior to her current role, she has spent her career in education policy at the state and federal levels. She holds a BA and JD from Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She lives in downtown Indianapolis with her husband and two sons.
Ron currently serves as the Senior Director for School Performance and Transformation with the Indiana State Board of Education. He began his career as an elementary teacher in Indianapolis. Ron has taught in both traditional public and public charter schools. He brings to the Board his background as an educator and passion for providing high quality educational opportunities to all students.
Dr. John Marshall teaches improvement science and organizational learning in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. He is also a Professor in Residence at William Paterson University’s College of Education. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Marshall led regional school improvement efforts for the State of New Jersey Department of Education and previously served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit in Indianapolis focused on retaining and empowering early career educators. He also was the national Director of Curriculum and Assessment (9-12) and the national Director of Data Management and Analysis for a network of charter schools. He holds a doctorate in education policy from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Arts in government with a citation in romance languages from Harvard University. He has served on the board of Victory College Prep since 2012 and has been involved with the school since 2009.
Ezra Burdix is the President and Founder of DTM Real Estate Services with over 25 years of local real estate experience. His experience includes land title, real estate valuation, brokerage, property management and receiver services. He is ultimately responsible for overseeing what DTM does as a firm which includes Development, Property Management/Receiver services and Project Management services. He leverages his vast hands on knowledge and experience to facilitate profitable transactions for DTM and its customers. This broad knowledge of the complete real estate process affords him the right perspective of analysis, problem solving, and consulting services, that add value to each and every endeavor.
Tyler Kendrick is an Internal Auditor for Eli Lilly and Company who assess the risk, design, and execution of controls for internal and external organizations based on internal policies and external regulations. Originally from Washington, DC – Maryland Area, Tyler has lived in Indianapolis for five years since graduating from Winston-Salem State University with bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics. Prior to becoming an internal auditor, Tyler worked as a senior financial analyst supporting Research and Development for Eli Lilly. In addition to her work, Tyler leads local and national diversity and inclusion efforts for Eli Lilly through recruiting and community partnerships. She currently chairs Lilly’s partnership with Center for Leadership Development, creating a pipeline for Indianapolis-based minority talent for career and mentorship opportunities within the healthcare industry. Tyler is passionate about education and considers it one of her life purposes, as she comes from a family of lifetime educators.
Joseph graduated with his BA in English in 2014 from Manchester University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Spalding University in 2019. He grew up in the suburbs of Indiana but left his home state to partake in his 2014 Teach For America (TFA) corps. After returning to Indianapolis in 2016, Joseph worked as a Teacher Leadership Development Coach on the TFA Indy staff for two years and worked on the Talent team for one year. Joseph knew his passion was with teaching and with students; as such, he transitioned off of the TFA Indy team and now works for the Domestic Violence Network. In his role, he teaches classes to students across the state of Indiana on healthy and unhealthy relationships, teen dating violence, communication and consent, and identity development.
Courtney serves as the Senior Marketing Lead for the Indy Chamber where she oversees marketing and communications for the advocacy and regional economic development business units. Prior to her work at the Indy Chamber, Courtney spent five years at Hirons, one of Indiana’s top marketing and public relations firms. Courtney is a 2011 graduate of Marian University. In addition to her work with Victory College Prep, Courtney leads the marketing committee for Junior Achievement of Central Indiana’s JA JobSpark initiative, and also serves on the YMCA Youth Development Board.