Matthew Oates, Author
Taking a team approach to inspire students
Richard Benberry is the new principal for PPHS North, located at the former Broad Ripple High School building.
Nurturing educational innovation
Lacey Beatty wanted to be a sign language interpreter. Now as Purdue Polytechnic High Schools’ Director of Leadership Development & Support, she continues to advocate for the students and coaches she serves.
Empowering students and Indy’s east side for future success
When Jacob Pactor is chatting with Purdue Polytechnic High School students, he talks about the best grade he ever earned.
Coming full circle and going full speed ahead
Learn how South Bend native Justin Zobrosky is reimagining students’ high school experiences.
Building a high school from the ground up
How an educator increased pathways to college by reinventing the high school experience INDIANAPOLIS — When Scott Bess took to the podium for Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood’s first commencement on June 11, he paused, looked out …
Partnerships, community involvement increase wellness at Purdue Polytechnic High Schools
A group of students from Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) Schweitzer Center at Englewood is tackling health and wellness issues in their community. The students worked with Purdue University professors Jasmine Gonzalvo and Sonak Pastakia and Purdue students with the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Health Equity …
Purdue Polytechnic High School students ‘abuzz’ with urban agriculture projects
There’s a different type of buzz around Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood these days. That buzz involves two beehives on top of the school’s building on Indianapolis’ east side, greenhouse projects and hydroponics – all of which …
Professor strives to inspire the next generation of nursing excellence and leadership
2021 Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award: Ann Loomis When Ann Loomis came to campus on March 16 for a meeting with Purdue School of Nursing and IU School of Medicine faculty and staff members, everything seemed as expected. That is …
PPHS lead instructor nominated for Mira Award
Instructor Drew Goodin receives recognition for innovative education Drew Goodin, lead instructor at Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood, was nominated for the Tech Education Award, one of the categories in this year’s 22nd annual Mira Awards. The Mira Awards …
PPHS special education coach wins teacher of year award from Teach Indy
Celebrating excellence with Teach Indy’s award-winning teacher Nicole Schadek, special education coach at Purdue Polytechnic High School, was recently named Teach Indy’s Special Education Teacher of the Year. “I was surprised when they announced it,” Schadek said. “I just started crying. That …
Purdue Polytechnic High Schools leader helps students write their story, innovate for the future
Shatoya Ward serves as Purdue Polytechnic High Schools’ chief of school operations, overseeing the schools’ outreach activities in Indianapolis and South Bend.
Bold and creative outreach addresses college and career readiness
Purdue Polytechnic HS provides pathway to Purdue for underrepresented minority students As Gary Bertoline was transforming Purdue University’s former College of Technology into Purdue Polytechnic Institute, two ideas struck him in a goal to include more high-impact educational practices for preparing …