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. Keep Indiana Learning (KINL) was launched as a department of the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) 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.
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 Edvocate.
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.
Amanda is a licensed school counselor, with past experience as a school counselor, counselor educator, and state school counseling specialist. She has presented at the regional, state, and national levels and is devoted to equipping school and community professionals to better serve students. Amanda earned her Master of Science degree in Educational Studies, with a specialization in School Counseling, from Purdue University.
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.
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.
Erin McNeill is a Professional Learning Specialist for Keep Indiana Learning, a department of Central Indiana Educational Service Center. Erin spent sixteen years in the classroom as an English Language Arts and English as a New language teacher and coordinator, and two years as a member of the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education department at Indiana University where she trained preservice teachers.
Morgan Mason earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University and her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Butler University’s EPPSP program. She has served as a grade 1, 3, and 4 classroom teacher and an instructional coach.
An experienced Indiana educator with over 17 years serving at all levels within public education including as a technology education and PLTW teacher, building administrator, CTE Director, Student Services Director, and Assistant Superintendent within rural, suburban, and urban communities. Amanda spent two years serving the students and educators of Indiana at the State level as the Chief of Workforce & STEM Alliances. The primary focus of Amanda’s state-level work included policy development and program implementation within the areas of PK-12 standards & curriculum, career & technical education, workforce development, college and career readiness, business & industry partnerships, and STEM/CS education.
Jessica has been in the field of education since 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Butler University and received her Elementary/Middle School Math Specialist Master’s Degree from Ball State. Prior to joining the CIESC, Jessica served as an elementary classroom teacher, STEM Teacher/Coach, and Instructional Coach.