About Us :
The Indiana Charter School Board has a seven-member Board appointed in the following manner: two members, who may not be from the same political party, are appointed by the Governor; one member, who has previous experience with or on behalf of charter schools, is appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; and four additional members, who may not be legislators, appointed as follows: (a) one member appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate; (b) one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; (c) one member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and (d) one member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.
Board members, who are appointed to serve four-year terms, are ultimately responsible for the ICSB’s authorizing activities, including decisions to grant, renew and/or revoke a charter.
Maureen Weber, Chair
Vice President of Customer Experience, IU Health
Ms. Weber currently oversees the development and implementation of solutions to create a consistent, best-in-class customer experience for patients at IU Health, Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system. Prior to her work at IU Health, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Indiana Department of Education. Ms. Weber has held additional public offices as the Deputy Commissioner for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Deputy Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Prior to her work in the public sector, she was an associate at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. Ms. Weber was appointed to the Indiana Charter School Board by Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett.
Virginia Calvin, Ed.D.
Former Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College-North Central
Dr. Virginia Calvin has served the community as an educator and community leader for over 30 years. In 1993 she was named superintendent of the South Bend Community School Corporation – the first woman and the first African American to hold that position. While serving as superintendent, Dr. Calvin moved the corporation out of a deficit, initiated various programs for at-risk students and increased school campus security. In 2000, Dr. Calvin became chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College-North Central which has campuses in South Bend, Elkhart and Warsaw. As chancellor, she helped expand the college’s mission from a career/technical institution to a full-service community college. Calvin’s region was the first to offer the associate of arts degree which benefited students who wanted to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Ivy Tech and then transfer to a four-year institution. She was appointed to the Indiana Charter School Board by House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer.
High School Teacher, Edgewood High School
Mr. DeMoss has been teaching English at Edgewood High School since 1988. He has been actively involved in school improvement and served on the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation's Strategic Planning Team in the early '90s. He is interested in improving students' engagement in their own education, especially through involvement with the school community. Mr. DeMoss was named Monroe County Educator of the Year in 2004, and this past spring, he competed in the first ever Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament where he made the finals. He was appointed to the Indiana Charter School Board by Senator Vi Simpson.
Director of Programming and Development, Fort Wayne Urban League
Ms. Garwood is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne Urban League's efforts to close income and education gaps and is responsible for staff training, fund development, community relations and program development. Prior to joining the Urban League, she served as the Director of Education Initiatives for United Way of Allen County where she launched a community effort to close the 3rd grade reading gap and the "Real Men Read" project. Her primary duties included community education and advocacy as well as evaluating education and poverty data. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at several universities and colleges and taught courses in sociology and early childhood education. Ms. Garwood serves on several local boards and committees, including the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of the NAACP where she serves as Education Chair. She was appointed to the Indiana Charter School Board by Senate President Pro Tempore David Long.
Director of Business Development, Belden, Inc.
Mr. Kogan currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Belden, Inc., where he oversees Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Planning. Prior to his role at Belden, he has been responsible for the general management of several companies, including Home Products International, Oscar Winski, CMW Inc., and ASAP Automation. Due to his expertise in finance, operations, and business development, he has also overseen the successful turnaround of many of these companies. Recently, Mr. Kogan served as Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee for KIPP Indianapolis College Preparatory, a charter school authorized by the Mayor of Indianapolis. He began his career as an Arvin Scholar at Arvin Industries, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was appointed to the Indiana Charter School Board by Governor Daniels.
M. Karega Rausch
Research Associate, Equity Project at CEEP
Mr. Rausch is currently a Research Associate at the Equity Project at Indiana University in the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. Formerly, he oversaw Indianapolis operations at Stand for Children. Prior to joining Stand, he served as the education director on the senior staff of two Indianapolis Mayors – Mayor Bart Peterson and Mayor Greg Ballard. He was responsible for executing each Mayor’s education initiatives, particularly the development, oversight, quality expansion, and enhancement of the Mayor-sponsored charter schools initiative. Mr. Rausch has authored or co-authored more than 20 professional publications on special education and school discipline systems reform, serves on a number of national and local boards, and has taught as a high school social studies teacher. He was appointed to the Indiana Charter School Board by House Speaker Brian Bosma.
President and CEO, Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC
Mr. Shrewsberry has held several public offices, including Deputy Mayor of the City of Indianapolis, Executive Director of the White River State Park, Commissioner of Indiana Department of Administration and Executive Assistant to the Governor. In the private sector, he has 27 years of management experience at Indiana Bell/Ameritech. His service to the community includes Hanover College Board of Trustees, Indiana Convention & Visitors Association, Indiana Sports Corporation, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Board of Visitors, Methodist Health Foundation and The Mind Trust Board. He was appointed to the Indiana Charter School Board by Governor Mitch Daniels.