Who We Are

We are Indiana’s Learning Community.

Together, with creative contributions from educational leaders across our state, Keep Indiana Learning is transforming the face of professional learning. The result? Relevant, engaging, and equitable learning opportunities for all Indiana students.

In partnership with the Educational Service Centers of Indiana, KInL is supported by educational stakeholders across the state. The Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) launched Keep Indiana Learning (KInL) in 2020 as another of its innovative programs and services that enhance academic achievement and operational efficiencies.
The Keep Indiana Learning community creates a space where educators can connect and learn from peers. It’s a learning experience by Indiana educators, for Indiana educators.

The landscape of education is changing. Now, more than ever, our collective teacher voice needs to be used and heard.

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Laurie Ferry
Director of Professional Learning

Laurie Ferry has over 30 years of educational experience at national and state level professional organizations as well as serving as an Indiana high school and middle school principal, assistant principal and Executive Director of Mathematics Teaching and Learning for several organizations. She has provided professional development to over 20,000 educators during her career.

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Anna Cook
Professional Learning Specialist

Anna Spoerle Cook has 35 years of experience in Indianapolis schools from elementary teacher to coordinator of K-8 Literacy,High Ability and English Language Learners, to building and district administration.  Anna has spoken about literacy to national and international audiences with her goal being to ignite the spark, in everyone, to become enthusiastic learners and teachers of literacy. 

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Courtney Flessner
Professional Learning Specialist

Courtney Flessner spent 17 years working in K-8 schools as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. Prior to joining the CIESC, she taught elementary math methods course at IUPUI for seven years and served as the Assistant Director for the Partnership for Inquiry Learning. She is currently working to complete her PhD from Indiana University in Educational Leadership and Policy and Mathematics Education.

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Lena Darnay
Professional Learning Specialist

Before joining CIESC, Lena served as a District Technology Integration Specialist, elementary and secondary School Library Media Specialist, and College and Career Academy Coordinator. She is an ISTE Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer, and Canvas LMS Advocate.

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Martie Hoofer
Keep Indiana Learning Manager

Martie Hoofer earned her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her Master’s degree from Ball State University. She was a technical trainer for USA Group and Sallie Mae for 12 years.  She also taught middle school reading and writing for 12 years.

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Elizabeth Johnson
Professional Learning Coordinator

Before coming to Keep Indiana Learning, Elizabeth Johnson worked as an office coordinator at Borshoff and as a sales and customer service representative for RCI. She graduated from Carmel High School and attended courses at Butler University.

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