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Summer Principals Academy NYC
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Christine Collier

(B.A. in Elementary and Special Education, Marian College; M.A. in Elementary and Special Education, Indiana University, Administrative License, Indiana University) Christine Collier serves as the Head of School for the Center for Inquiry K-8 magnet schools within the Indianapolis Public School District. Ms. Collier was one of the founders of the school, co-writing the original school proposal. She taught for 23 years in elementary general education and special education classrooms. She has also taught master level classes for Indiana University and has made several teaching videos with the Annenberg Foundation and PBS. Ms. Collier was the special education teacher at the Center for Inquiry before becoming the school’s first principal in 2000. She was instrumental in leading the Center for Inquiry’s recognition as the first IB World School in Indiana to offer the Primary Years and Middle Years Programs. She guided the third replication of the Center for Inquiry within the Indianapolis Public Schools and is working on the design of an inquiry-based magnet high school, scheduled to open in August 2012. Ms. Collier has been recognized several times for her work, including the Magnet School of America’s Region 5 Principal of the Year awarded in both 2010 and 2011, Indiana’s Principal of the Year, awarded in 2010, and National Distinguished Principal, awarded in 2011.