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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Berger — Finance committee
Richard Berger is a Senior Site Planner/Civil Engineering Project Manager for JPS Consulting Engineers, LLC. Mr. Berger was also the Principal – Senior Director Site Planning and Design for BSA LifeStructures from 1981 – 2016. He has more than 40 years of experience working in the healthcare construction industry, from planning, design, and engineering to project management and hands-on construction. He has used his professional expertise serving in the mission field and in leadership roles with various mission organizations. Along with his wife, Mary, who is a registered nurse, he has been training leaders and leading teams on short-term mission trips to Haiti since the late 1990s, and has served in various capacities on medical teams, construction teams, and Community Health Evangelism teams. He attended ITT Technical Institute and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), as well as taken Community Health Evangelism Trainer coursework through CMF International. Mr. Berger can be reached at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.