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 is the Director of Professional Learning for CIESC.  Laurie has served as an Indiana High School and Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal and Executive Director of Mathematics Teaching and Learning for several organizations. Laurie was also the K‐12/Math Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education.  She has served on national and state level professional organizations related to instructional standards, next generation assessments and professional development. Laurie brings over 30 years of educational experience to CIESC. She has presented at many state, national and international conferences, as well as provided professional development to over 20,000 educators during her career.

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Dr. Christy Hilton
Professional Learning Specialist

Before joining CIESC, Christy served as the K-12/STEM Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education, an Indiana School Corporation Assistant Superintendent, has served on professional development committees and presented at the local, state, and national levels.

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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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