We are a free, public charter school with staff who are committed to providing a high-quality STEAM education for all students including students from low-income families, under-served minority students, and underrepresented students like girls.
This mission is our promise to students, parents, and the community:
Indianapolis (Indy) STEAM Academy will nurture the academic and creative talents of students through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) and provide 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.
This vision is our guiding light that shows the way which we will take to ensure student success:
The vision of Indy STEAM Academy is to provide curriculum and instruction that builds a strong foundation in reading, and integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to ensure that our students are proficient and have a deeper understanding of content that prepares them to take more rigorous coursework in high school and college.
We want our students to graduate high school with credits towards an Associate’s Degree, or Core 40 with STEM Honors, or a Technical High School Diploma, and will ensure that they receive admission to attend the college of their choice.
These core values are our moral compass and represent the foundation for everything that we do at Indy STEAM Academy. Building strong character is fundamental to creating a positive learning environment and school culture which is the hallmark of our Academy.
The core values of our Academy are based on the Six Pillars of Character:
Our Founding Board of Directors
Tanya P. Mack, M.A.- Board President
Supply Network Operations Manager, Procter and Gamble
Pamela G. Grant-Taylor, J.D. – Board Secretary
Deputy Public Defender, Marion County Public Defender Agency
Gregory J. Walton, BA – Board Treasurer
Adjunct Faculty, IVY Tech Community College, Mathematics Department
Asia E. Coffee IIDA, RID – Board Director
Interior Designer, Schmidt Associates
Brandon A. Warren, MS.Ed. – Board Director
Teacher Leader, Indianapolis Public School #106
Carmon Weaver Hicks Ph.D. – Board Advisor
Professor, Ivy Tech Community College, Department of Psychology
Our School Leader
Yvonne Bullock, Ph.D. – Ex-Officio of the Board
CEO/Founder and Head of School
A public school educator with 35 years of experience, including 8 years serving as a Teacher, 6 years as an Assistant Principal, 8 years as a Principal, 2 years as an Assistant Director for School Improvement, 2 years as Director of Teaching and Learning, 1.5 years as an Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction, 3 years as a Superintendent, and 2 years as an Adjunct Instructor and Faculty Supervisor for Guided Field and Student Teaching Experiences.
Yvonne Bullock focused her career on providing a high quality education for all students, and supporting teachers and administrators with resources and professional development to provide effective instruction and leadership. Some of Yvonne Bullock’s accomplishments include improving the academic achievement of students in reading and mathematics, and improving PSAE and SAT scores while serving as a Superintendent in Illinois. Yvonne Bullock has written numerous grants including School Improvement, Reading First, Supplemental Afterschool Program, and 21st Century grants to support reading, mathematics, and fine arts instruction, as well as parent training and involvement activities. She has written the Enhancing Education Through Technology grant to enhance the integration of technology with instruction using interactive whiteboards, student response systems, and classroom computers. Other accomplishments include the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award while serving as an administrator for one of eight of the lowest achieving schools in the Cincinnati Public School district. She has also worked with two Indiana high schools and one middle school to provide support with the transformation process to prevent these schools from takeover by the Indiana State Department of Education.
Yvonne Bullock has made presentations on “Closing the Achievement Gap” for the Illinois State Department of Education No Child Left Behind Conference and Illinois Superintendent’s Conference on Demographics, and presented “The Condition of Education in America” for community organizations. She is a member of the Eastern Star Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Sigma Omega Chapter, National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), National Council of Negro Women – Indianapolis Chapter, American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), serves on the Board of the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana and works with the Positive School Discipline Institute in Indianapolis.
Yvonne Bullock was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Withrow High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Science degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Leadership from Ohio University in Athens Ohio.
She is the wife of William G. Bullock III, and has one stepson and grandson. She enjoys reading, tennis, sewing, and playing the piano in her spare time.