|Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Mrs. Switzer has been a professional educator for over 27 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Education from Ball State University and began teaching in Carmel Clay Schools as an elementary and middle school teacher. Upon completion of her Master's degree in Administration from Butler University, she became the Assistant to the Superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools. In that role, she worked to vertically align curriculum, instruction, and assessments for grades five to six and eight to nine. Additionally, she had the responsibility for public relations for Carmel Clay Schools. She completed her career in Carmel as an elementary assistant principal.
Moving to Doe Creek Middle School in the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock in 1996, Mrs. Switzer served as assistant principal for two years and principal for three years. In 2001, she moved to Hamilton Southeastern Junior High (HSJH) to serve as principal. During her nine years at HSJH, they earned the National Blue Ribbon School Award, Gold Star School Counseling Award, District 5 Principal of the Year Award and designed and built a brand new facility. Mrs. Switzer is currently completing her Education Specialist degree from Indiana State University and is serving as K-12 Director of Curriculum with Franklin Township Community School Corporaiton.
Roles and Responsbilities:
As K-12 Director of Curriculum, Mrs. Switzer oversees all grade-level curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She collaborates with teachers, principals, and instructional coaches on curriculum mapping, data analysis, common assessments, and research-based instructional practices to ensure a guanteed and viable curriculum. Additionally, she guides all textbook adoption and rental practices and systems. Mrs. Switzer and the Director of Information Technology co-lead the implementation of the Flash Forward initiative which includes technology integration and the curriculum mapping of High Quality Digital Lessons (HQDLs).