I’m extremely excited to bring these learnings to life with a new online school focused on career and technical education, facilitating meaningful experiences and deep learning for students statewide as they explore their passions and career interests.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 24, 2017
Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC), a full-time online public career technical high school, has hired experienced educator Ms. Stephanie Chi as the school’s principal. Currently enrolling students statewide in grades 9-11, INCC will begin serving students in the fall of 2017 with a comprehensive online program including career exploration and relevant work-based experiences. The school will add 12th grade in its second year of operation.
Chi brings with her a wealth of teaching experience in both the online and bricks-and-mortar classroom environments, as well as administrative experience guiding multiple online schools. Most recently, she served as an English teacher for Indiana Connections Academy, a full time online school, leading Advanced Placement courses and implementing personalized learning plans and instruction for high school students.
“Throughout my experiences as an educator and administrator, I have learned invaluable lessons from both my students and colleagues,” said Chi. “I’m extremely excited to bring these learnings to life with a new online school focused on career and technical education, facilitating meaningful experiences and deep learning for students statewide as they explore their passions and career interests.”
Prior to teaching with Indiana Connections Academy, Chi served as a regional academic administrator for an online education company, overseeing academic programs in eight schools and leading school improvement planning and professional development opportunities. She has experience developing curriculum, implementing teacher observation and feedback programs, and designing data-driven instructional initiatives to increase student academic success.
A four-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Franklin University, Chi has over ten years combined experience teaching in online school classrooms and bricks-and-mortar classrooms in New York and abroad in Shanghai, China. She has also instructed at the collegiate level, as an adjunct faculty member and mentor teacher for Bard College. She began her career in the Peace Corps, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to students in rural community girls schools in Jordan for over a year.
Chi holds a Master of Arts in English Education from Brooklyn College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Michigan State University. She is certified to teach secondary English in New York and Indiana, and holds an Indiana Building-Level Administrator License.
A career technical program, Indiana Connections Career Academy will offer students pathways to employability, career, or postsecondary success. INCC will combine rigorous academic coursework, supportive personalized learning, and a continuum of career exploration and training courses to create a successful online learning program for students who want an individualized approach to education. The school plans to partner with local businesses to offer relevant work experiences aligned to the unique workforce development needs of Indiana.
Enrollment for INCC is currently open for students in grades 9-11 statewide. Students and families interested in learning more about INCC are encouraged to attend one of the school’s upcoming virtual information sessions, or visit the school’s website at http://www.IndianaConnectionsCareerAcademy.com.
About Indiana Connections Career Academy
Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC) is a tuition-free statewide career technical virtual charter school for students in grades 9-12 (initially serving students in grades 9-11). The school is approved by the Ball State University Office of Charter Schools and will begin serving students in grades 9-11 in the 2017-18 school year. INCC will combine rigorous academic coursework, supportive personalized learning, a continuum of career explorations, and relevant work experiences to prepare students for employment in a chosen career or to further their skills at a postsecondary institution. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit http://www.IndianaConnectionsCareerAcademy.com.