Lindan B. Hill, Ph.D.
Dr. Lindan B. Hill serves as the Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership and Dean of the Marian University School of Education. Dr. Hill brings extensive educational and professional backgrounds to these positions. His education includes a B.S. in English from Indiana University, an M.S. in Special Education from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Special Education and Education Administration from Purdue University. His professional experience as an educator includes 4 years as a Middle School teacher in Miami, Florida and Kokomo, Indiana, 3 years as a High School Principal at Merrillville High School in Merrillville, Indiana, 23 years as Superintendent of Schools, most recently in the Eastern Howard school system, and 5 years as Director of Teacher Education.
Dr. Hill chose a career in education because he wanted “to contribute to improving the teaching and learning process. I had the most wonderful, loving and caring first grade teacher who made a lasting and very positive impact on me as I started out my journey early in life. I want to do the same for others."
Judi Hendrix, Ph.D.
Dr. Judi Hendrix is currently serving as Superintendent of Western Boone School Corporation in Indiana. Her previous roles in Western Boone include Director of Curriculum, Assistant Principal and Gifted/Talented Coordinator. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Butler University in the Experiential Program Preparing School Principals (EPPSP). Dr. Hendrix has far-reaching experience in staff development, teacher contract negotiations, and curriculum development. Dr. Hendrix earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.
Charles Schlegel, Ph.D.
Dr. Charles Schlegel is currently serving as Director of the Challenge Foundation Academy (CFA) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Challenge Foundation Academy is a K-5 tuition–free, quality public charter school that is the foundation of a much larger effort to revitalize the Meadows, an Indianapolis neighborhood that has historically struggled with poverty, crime and under-performing schools. Dr. Schlegel joined CFA in 2008, after serving as a middle school principal in Boston. He has extensive experience as an elementary school teacher and has worked with middle school-age youth through Citizens Schools, an after-school program offered in several cities across the country. Dr. Schlegel earned a Doctor of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.