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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Madeline Mason is in her 4th year as a teacher of Spanish at H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School in Indianapolis Public Schools that serves a diverse group of about 600 students from low-income backgrounds in grades 7-8. In this position she has written a culturally and linguistically responsive and inclusive curriculum surrounding cultural awareness, reading comprehension, and authentic engagement with the language. Each year she leads a school-wide event called International Day in order to engage the entire student body in building cultural appreciation and awareness. Additionally, she serves in a district-level instructional leadership position as a Teacher Leader in IPS. She is part of a leadership team of teachers at Harshman, coaches cheerleading and volleyball, and has recently started a new Yoga and Meditation program partnering with the Indy Yoga Movement. She aspires to continue improving upon her instructional leadership roles and develop the skills to be an even stronger teacher leader, and eventually moving into an administrative role in IPS.