Board of Governors

Carrie Kriech — Board Chair

Carrie Kriech became a member of the Irvington Community School Board of Governors in February 2019.  As the Executive Vice President of Waypoint Global, LLC, she directs sales operations and has 20 years of experience in software technology. Prior to Waypoint Global, Ms. Kriech sold software to non-profits at both Blackbaud and Master Software Corporation.  She has experience working with nonprofit organizations across the country.  Before she began her sales career, Ms. Kriech worked at Riley Hospital for Children as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.  Ms. Kriech is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis.  She and her husband, Mike, an Indianapolis firefighter, have been longtime Eastside residents. Their youngest child currently attends Irvington Preparatory Academy. Ms. Kriech has been an active volunteer with Irvington Community Schools since 2014. Ms. Kriech can be reached at

Christina Arrom Garza — Vice Chair and Governance Committee

Christina Arrom is an Irvington resident who serves on the academic committee. Ms. Arrom is a nonprofit professional who collaborates with organizations and individuals to enhance their mission and impact. She’s passionate about youth programming, housing rights, immigration, and legal services. She continues to devote her work in helping others through service, advocacy, and social justice. Ms. Arrom holds her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University. Ms. Arrom can be reached at

Jodie Lannan — Treasurer and Finance Committee

Jodie Lannan is a former ICS teacher and administrator (2007-2015) and is proud to be a member of the Board of Governors Finance and Academic committees.  Mrs. Lannan holds an M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Ball State University with a concentration in Charter School Leadership, as well as a B.S. in Business from Indiana University with a Finance Concentration. Prior to entering education through a transition to teaching program at Indiana Wesleyan University, her career path includes commercial credit analysis and underwriting, as well as commercial loan portfolio management. Mrs. Lannan currently acts as a clinical supervisor for pre-service teachers for a local university and as an assessment of classroom effectiveness evaluator for a national non-profit that supports equity in education. Jodie can be reached at

Jamie Scott — Advancement Committee

Jamie Scott is an alumni of the first graduating class from IPA in 2010 and chairs the growing IPA Alumni Association. While she has served on the Advancement Committee for two years, she was voted on as a board member in April 2020. Ms. Scott serves as the Intergenerational Program Director for the Edna Martin Christian Center, where she has been since graduating from IPA. In addition to being a Professional Child and Youth Care (CYC) certified trainer, Ms. Scott has earned a Child Development Associate (SDA) and is finishing up her degree in Youth Development. She has worked closely with the Indiana Department of Education for the past several years as she is the Grant Manager of two 21st Century Community Learning Center cohorts. Ms. Scott can be reached via email at

Madi Gregory – Advancement Committee

Madi Gregory is an Irvington resident with 15 years in nonprofit, youth development organizations. Ms. Gregory is a marketing communications professional recognized for her cross-sector collaborations and project ingenuity for ultimate impact. She’s passionate about mental health, juvenile justice reformation, and art across mediums. Ms. Gregory relishes infusing humor into challenging conversations to help make difficult topics more accessible for the greater growth of all. Ms. Gregory holds her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism from Manchester University and currently serves as the Director of Communication & Advocacy for AYS. She can be reached at

Tim Harris — Academic Committee

Tim Harris is a retired Educator from the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, where he spent 30 years teaching secondary Social Studies. Mr. Harris served as a Social Studies department chair, a leader in professional learning communities, and contributed to the educational goals of Lawrence Township through his work on additional committees. This included serving on a committee to revise the Indiana Department of Education’s secondary Social Studies standards and working to match Indiana’s academic standards to assessments in his school building. Additionally, he was a successful three-sport coach. Mr. Harris has a master’s degree in secondary school administration from Indiana University. Mr. Harris can be reached at

Justin Beattey – Governance and Academic

Justin is a parent of two children who are continuing their educational growth through the Irvington school system. Justin brings a professional background in state-wide and national behavioral health education, credentialing, and leadership to the Irvington school board. He is a longtime advocate for the Eastside of Indianapolis and the amazing community members who reside there. Justin enjoys supporting the Irvington community school system due to the student-centered approach Irvington takes to support the growth of their students. As Irvington Community Schools continue to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of education and prepare our students to be successful members of our community, he strives to support inclusion and equitable opportunities for everyone. Mr Beattey can be reached at

Garrett Uhlman – Academic and Governance

Garrett Uhlman is a former IPA teacher and administrator (2009 – 2022) and is a member of the Board of Governors Academic and Governance committees. Mr. Uhlman holds a B.A. in Secondary Education Social Studies from Indiana University, with specializations in US History, Sociology, Psychology, and Geography. While at Irvington Preparatory Academy, Mr. Uhlman taught US History, AP US History, Geography, Civics, Sociology, Psychology, and AP Psychology. Mr. Uhlman also served as a mentor teacher for 8 years, and was the head coach of the soccer team for 12 years. After teaching for 10 years, Mr. Uhlman became the Assistant Principal at Irvington Prep. Currently he owns a bakery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, with his wife, Tracy, and is seeking his Master’s Degree in Social Work. Garrett can be reached at