Indianapolis-based Tindley Accelerated Schools has appointed Kelli Marshall chief executive officer. She has been filling the role on an interim basis for nearly a year, has successfully driven the restructuring and strategic planning of Tindley Accelerated Schools. During Marshall’s tenure, the system has reached an all-time high for enrollment serving nearly 1,800 scholars. Additionally, recent ISTEP assessments showed that Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School outperformed all Marion County high schools with the highest passing rate in both English and math and that Tindley Preparatory Academy led the way in Marion County with the highest percentage increase in ISTEP scores among middle schools. Under Marshall’s leadership, Tindley Accelerated Schools was awarded nearly $3 million in grant funding from the United States Department of Education. The system was one of only 15 high-performing charter schools across the country to receive funding. Before joining the Tindley system as assistant principal of Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School and principal of Tindley Collegiate Academy, she served as principal of Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School for four years. Prior to her time at Lighthouse, she held the role of principal at IPS #42 Elder W. Diggs Elementary. She received the 2010 Lighthouse Academies Founder’s Award. Marshall earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and her master’s degree in Education Administration from Butler University.

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