Our STEAM Academy
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.
Our Mission and Promise to You
Our mission is our promise to students, parents, and the community:
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.
Our Vision and Guiding Light
Our vision is a guiding light that shows the way which we will take to ensure student success:
The vision of Indy STEAM Academy is to provide a high-quality educational option for parents and students. We help students become aware of the careers that are available in STEM and provide opportunities for them to learn about STEM careers through job shadowing, industry visits, and Junior Internships. Our students will take advanced coursework and will graduate high school with credits towards an Associate’s Degree, or Core 40 with STEM Honors, or a Technical High School Diploma to make sure that they receive admission to attend the college of their choice. Students from low-income families, underserved minority students, and underrepresented students like girls will learn that it is possible for them to get jobs in high-demand, high-wage STEM fields. As a result of our program, students will become life-long learners, increase their economic earning power, will be economically self-sufficient, and productive citizens in their communities.
Our Core Values Build Strong Character
These core values are our moral compass and represents 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:
Meet Our Skilled Board of Directors
Tanya P. Mack, M.A. – Board President
Supply Network Operations Manager, Procter and Gamble
Pamela G. Grant-Taylor, Esq. J.D. – Board Vice-President
Deputy Public Defender, Marion County Public Defender Agency
Keith Wilson, MDiv/MBA – Board Treasurer
Customer Service Representative, Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS)
Kamia Jackson, MBA, – Board Secretary
Client Services Representative, Capital Group
Brandon A. Warren, MSEd. – Board Director
Assistant Principal, Indianapolis Public School #67
Carmon Weaver Hicks, Ph.D. – Board Advisor
Professor, Ivy Tech Community College, Department of Psychology
Michael J. Ross, CFA – Board Advisor
Senior Level Municipal Analyst,
City of Memphis & Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency
Meet Our Experienced 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 two grandsons. She enjoys reading, tennis, sewing, and playing the piano in her spare time.