Indianapolis Public Schools is excited to share that the IPS Board of School Commissioners approved Frances Rivera to be the principal of Howe IB Middle School. She was approved during the Board Action Session on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Rivera comes to Howe with 12 years in education, most recently as assistant principal at Ernie Pyle School 90, a Paideia inquiry based philosophy school. She is an IB Leading the Learning certified administrator and has experience as a dual language teacher as well as a curriculum developer. She will be able to use this knowledge and these experiences to design a robust International Baccalaureate experience for our Middle Years Programme at Howe.
“Building strong relationships must be a school-wide priority to nurture a culture of connectedness, ensuring that students, staff, and faculty feel a deep sense of belonging and support,” said Rivera.
She is excited to connect with the community and begin working diligently to ensure all students experience success.
Howe, which is part of the district’s Rebuilding Stronger Plan, will open as an IB Middle School for the 2024–25 school year.
Indianapolis Public Schools is excited to share that the IPS Board of School Commissioners approved Amy Moore to be the next principal of Harshman Middle School. She was approved during the Board Action Session on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Moore comes to Harshman with 22 years in education. For the past nine years, she has served as assistant principal at Harshman. During her administrative tenure at Harshman, she experienced many achievements, including being named the Kindest Middle School in the country in 2018; earning Marzano Level 1 Certification creating a “Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture” in 2019; earning the second highest growth of English ILEARN scores for middle school students in all of Marion County in Spring 2021; and, most recently, in 2023 celebrating being named a Project Lead The Way STEM Distinguished School!
“I am a firm believer that a strong sense of community is the pinnacle to promote a culture of connectedness,” said Moore.
Prior to serving as assistant principal, Moore supported Harshman for seven years as an instructional coach. Her knowledge of the Harshman school community and active participation in the transition process to a High Ability/Dual Language Middle School makes her the ideal next principal.