Indiana School For The Deaf

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Education Leadership Team

 

Tim Albert  MS/HS Dean of Students          

Tim Albert is the Indiana School for the Deaf Middle School and High School Dean of Students. Prior to his role at Indiana School for the Deaf he served as a school social worker and a dorm director at Georgia School for the Deaf.  Mr. Albert graduated from Louisiana School for the deaf, and later received an Associate of Science Degree in Imaging Technology from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, New York. Mr. Albert also holds a B.A. in Social Work and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Gallaudet University. Among his many accolades and accomplishments Mr. Albert currently serves as the President of the National Black Deaf Advocates.
 
 
 

Andy AlkaMS/HS Principal 

Andy Alka is the Middle School and High School Principal at Indiana School for the Deaf. Mr. Alka has served in the education field for 24 years. He previously served as the principal for the Willard School for 8 years. Mr. Alka attended Ball State University where he graduated with both his BA and MA degrees. He is also a proud dad of 7 wonderful children, two of which attend Indiana School for the Deaf.  
 
 
 
 
 

Jeff Choate Assessment Coordinator

Jeff Choate is the Assessment Coordinator at Indiana School for the Deaf. His responsibilities at Indiana School for the Deaf include assessment coordination and corporation test coordination. Additionally, Mr. Choate serves as the Chief Attendance Officer, and as a Skyward Administrator. Mr. Choate also handles compliance in regards to the Department of Education reporting. Prior to his current role at Indiana School for the Deaf he served as MS Principal and HS Principal for Indiana School for the Deaf. Choate was also a Vocational Principal at Missouri School for the Deaf, and a MS Principal and School Improvement Facilitator for Kansas School for the Deaf. Choate also worked as a teacher for 15 years.Mr. Choate is an alumnus of Indiana School for the Deaf, and holds a B.A. in Government and an M.A. in Education of the Deaf from Gallaudet University.

 

Marie Kellam • Coordinator of Learning and Achievement 

Marie Kellam is the Coordinator of Learning and Achievement at the Indiana School for the Deaf. Marie has worked at the Indiana School for the Deaf since 1988.  She has received a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Education and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Building Supervision from Ball State University.  Marie graduated from Gallaudet University in 2008 with an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Change and Leadership. Marie taught first grade at the Indiana School for the Deaf for 19 years.  In 2008, she became the Middle School Principal at Indiana School for the Deaf and remained in that role until 2013.  She currently is responsible for Professional Development, Curriculum and Instruction, and Goal/Progress Monitoring Compliance. Marie has served on several accreditation committees to oversee progress at the Indiana School for the Deaf.

 

Jeff Richards  Guidance Counselor

Jeff Richards is the Guidance Counselor at Indiana School for the Deaf. Mr. Richards has worked at Indiana School for the Deaf since 1996. Prior to his current role at Indiana School for the Deaf he served the school as Director of Career and Technical and Education, Director of Guidance Counseling, and as an Interim Principal. Mr. Richards was also the Director of Counseling and Placement, Registrar, and the Director of Admission at Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, in Texas, for 9 years. Mr. Richards is an alumnus of Indiana School for the Deaf, and holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in School Counseling and Guidance from Gallaudet University.

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Steiner  Educational Technology and Media Specialist

 

Stephanie Steiner began her career at Indiana School for the Deaf after graduating from Ball State University in 2007.  She taught kindergarten for five years before transitioning to her current position as Educational Technology and Media Specialist.  She serves the staff and students in all grade levels as they strive to enhance the educational experience through the use of technology by creating opportunities to create, collaborate, and grow both inside and outside the classroom.