For over 30 years, Dr. Bullock has served as an educator; classroom teacher, school principal, district administrator and superintendent. In 2015, Dr. Bullock founded Indy STEAM Academy to share her love for learning with students here in Indianapolis. She encourages students to be the best at whatever their hearts and minds want to pursue.
Dr. Bullock is providing this tuition-free K-5 public charter school option for parents and students to reduce generations of poverty and illiteracy. Dr. Bullock is focused on helping students and families have a better quality of life and become economically self-sufficient by choosing STEM career pathways that will help them become productive citizens in their communities. For more on Dr. Bullock’s goals for Indy STEAM in her own words, read on:
Indy STEAM Academy is the first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focused K-5 school in the area. Why?
“There are several STEM focused schools in the Indianapolis area, but none have an integrated focus that includes the Arts. This may be due to the great push for accountability in Reading, Math, and Science to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the State Report Card. As a result, I believe the Arts has taken a back seat to other content areas.
Indy STEAM Academy recognizes the need to develop the whole child by nurturing the academic and creative talents of students, so we included the Arts as one of our focus areas. We know that the Arts develops the right side of the brain and fosters creativity, innovation, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. These are skills that are needed to be successful in STEM careers.“
What are your goals for Indy STEAM K-5 tuition-free public charter school?
“Our goal is to provide high-quality educational opportunities for our students and hold ourselves accountable for building a strong foundation in literacy. We’ll ensure the academic success of all students by building one hour into our school day where we focus on specific skill areas for intervention, reinforcement or enrichment to ensure that each student is functioning on grade level. Our students can all be proficient in reading, math, and science.
Another goal is to deliver validating, meaningful social-emotional curriculum. By using the ABC (Academic, Behavior, and Career) plan, developed with parents, students, and teachers, we support each student as an individual. We ensure their academic success and we enable their emotional success by focusing on key tools to developing a positive mindset. Learning and a sense of self-esteem can flourish, if students feel good about themselves and know that we value their cultural differences and learning styles.
Yet another important goal at Indy STEAM is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment. Our school is a place where students and teachers feel appreciated and valued for who they are and what they do each day. Our project-based learning curriculum fosters excitement about learning by doing and creating solutions to real world problems We celebrate our teachers and their excitement in facilitating learning and helping students become critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators, innovators and problem-solvers.”
About Indy STEAM
The mission of Indianapolis (Indy) STEAM Academy is to nurture the academic and creative talents of students through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. We build a strong literacy foundation to ensure the achievement of all students and prepare them for high school, college, and careers in a 21st century global workforce. #weareIndySTEAM#chooseIndySTEAM#IndySTEAMAcademy Enrolling K-5 now!