MEGAN MURPHY

Founder and Head of School

Ms. Murphy is a native of Indianapolis. Ms. Murphy is a graduate of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis and Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. At Trinity University, she earned a degree in Political Science. As a 2008 Teach For America corps member, Ms. Murphy taught 1st grade and 5th grade in the Normandy School District in St. Louis Missouri. In 2012, Ms. Murphy moved back home to Indianapolis to coach over 40 teachers in Center Township through Teach For America – Indianapolis. She completed the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship, a highly selective program that trains school leaders to design, found, and lead charter schools in high-need urban neighborhoods around the country.

JANELLE MILLER

Manager of Operations

Mrs. Miller is a native of Indianapolis, and graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Indiana University, where she earned degrees in Economics, and in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropic Studies, respectively. She has a passion for data analysis and for understanding and enhancing operations within the nonprofit and education sector. In the past, she has worked with TNTP through Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis. Given that Janelle lives on the Far East Side, she is extremely excited to help bring Circle City Prep to area that desperately needs high quality public schools. She’s looking forward to the day when her young nieces and nephews can attend.

 
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JODECI BYRD

Coordinator of Community Engagement

Ms. Byrd is a native of Indianapolis and a member of Public Allies. She is a recent graduate of Ball State University with a Major in Criminal Justice and Minors in Interpersonal Relations and Sociology. While at Ball State, she was Vice President of ScholarCore (a 21st Century Scholar ambassador program), tutored 7th and 8th grade at a middle school in Muncie, served (and is currently still serving) as a mentor for Project Leadership in Delaware County, and was a Resident Assistant on campus. Ms. Byrd’s work with Circle City Prep focuses on developing community partnerships and driving student recruitment and enrollment efforts. Jodeci has a passion for children and education and brings her ties to the Far Eastside of Indianapolis to the Circle City Prep Team.

KYLIE YODER

Lead Teacher and Coordinator of Student Supports

Ms. Yoder is a native of Goshen, IN and a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. At IU, she earned a degree in sociology and business. She earned her Master’s at Marian University and then studied special education and applied behavior analysis at Ball State University. She has taught first and second grades and has worked as an academic and behavior interventionist. Kylie so excited to be a part of the CCP founding team. She looks forward to helping support all students achieve and spending additional time with those with unique learning needs as CCP opens its doors!

 

KATHLENE BENNER

Lead Teacher

Ms. Benner is a native of West Lafayette, IN and a graduate of Simmons College in Boston, MA. At Simmons, she earned a degree in Elementary Education and History. She began her career as a Pre-K teacher in Beverly, MA. Then, as a 2015 Corp Member for Teach for America, she worked as a 4th grade teacher in high-risk area of Lawrence, MA. Kathlene is looking forward to bringing her experience back to her home state.  She is most excited about getting the youth of East Indianapolis on an early path to college.

LILY SARROS

Co-Teacher

Ms. Sarros is a native of Chicago and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a degree in Linguistics. In the past Ms. Sarros has taught kindergarten at Kensington School in the Chicago area and has worked with the Inspire STL program to tutor high school students and help them reach their full potential. As a member of the 2017 Teach for America Corps, Ms. Sarros is excited to be inspired by the students at Circle City Prep every day, and help bring them the quality education they deserve.

 

Greta wilson

Yoga and Mindfulness Coach

Ms. Wilson is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Purdue University. At Purdue, she earned a degree in Psychology. Greta became a 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Shamrock Yoga in 2012. Greta has taught all levels and ages of yoga through the years, including in the IPS school district for the past 3 years. Greta is excited to join Circle City Prep and bring a curriculum of mindfulness practices to help both scholars and teachers develop a toolbox to help combat stress and daily pressure both in and out of school.

SAMANTHA CAMPBELL

Co-Teacher and Special Educator

Ms. Campbell is a native of Fort Lauderdale, FL and a graduate of Tuskegee University. At Tuskegee, she earned a degree in Social Work. Ms. Campbell believes that Social Work is the foundation to a holistic perspective of true social justice. She is excited about joining a passionate team of educators who share a desire to make the world a better place and work with some of our youngest students. Ms. Campbell is humbled to be part of a founding team and to build Circle City Prep in the coming years.