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Staff 2018-11-19T15:31:44+00:00

Meet the staff of our school, a team of professional educators committed to ensuring each student is engaged and successful. More names and background information will be added in the days ahead.

Keith Marsh

Keith Marsh

Executive Director & Chief Academic Officer

Keith Marsh is excited to lead the charge at Indiana Agriculture & Technology School. A love of learning and teaching has provided him with a plethora of opportunities in the public, private, and charter sectors. His lauded career includes stints as a coach and principal, an authorizer of charter schools, and the founding principal of a private school, all skills he will put to use in opening Indiana Agriculture and Technology School in July.

“The magnitude of starting a school from the ground up is a great challenge,” Marsh admits. “From building the curriculum, hiring staff, enrolling families, and raising money, it can be overwhelming. But I believe in what this school stands for. It’s unique, first-of-its-kind concept is innovative. We’re going to do great things.”

Born in Lebanon, Indiana and raised in Kokomo, Marsh helped his uncles work their farm during the summer months. “I learned a lot in that summer heat,” Marsh says. “Although I didn’t ultimately pursue a career in agriculture, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the steadfastness of the farmer. I witnessed it first-hand.”

A graduate of Purdue University, Marsh completed his Masters of Science at Butler University. He has worked as an administrator for MSD Lawrence Township Schools, Tri-Central Schools, the Indiana Life Sciences Academy, and Saint Theodore Guerin High School.

“I wasn’t looking for a new challenge, but when this opportunity presented itself I couldn’t pass it up,” Marsh admits. “This school allows me to marry the best of brick-and-mortar schools with the best of online education. The biggest difference between a traditional public school and a public online school is in the delivery of instruction. This school allows students to be independent learners, to control and be accountable for their own learning. Couple that with real-world career training and job opportunities
and it doesn’t get much better.”

When Marsh isn’t working, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his four children. His oldest son attends Miami of Ohio on a full-ride football scholarship. Marsh has also volunteered his time community groups like the Indiana Special Olympics and the Skiles Test Baseball League.

A Special Message to our Families

Dear Prospective Indiana Agriculture & Technology Families,

Welcome to the Indiana Agriculture & Technology School! We are excited you are interested in pursuing an education in our flexible, fully-online school, where students are given opportunities to realize their fullest potential and increase their love of learning as well as pursue a career opportunity.

Indiana Agriculture & Technology School will provide students with rich, engaging learning opportunities through the Edgenuity program, which is aligned with Indiana Core 40 standards. Students at Indiana Agriculture & Technology School are well supported by Indiana licensed teachers, Concept Coaches, Success Coaches, and our own Student Learning Advocates (SLA) who work cooperatively to ensure students stay on track, understand expectations, and can complete their courses on schedule. We believe in getting to know our students and providing them with a curriculum that meets their academic needs and improves their independence, communication, and self-advocacy skills.

Egenuity Teachers engage with students throughout each week to ensure they understand the material they are learning and to help resolve any confusion and clarify expectations as needed. Teachers grade student work and provide supportive feedback so students know just what needs improving and the areas in which they excel. Concept Coaches provide on-demand tutoring in core subjects, while Success Coaches help to motivate our students. The Student Learning Advocate will maintain daily contact with the student and his or her family, assist the student in choosing appropriate courses, monitor attendance and academic progress, and be available to meet with the student and family at one of the school’s Student Support Centers. This multi-layered approach to student support has documented results in increasing student achievement.

I am proud to be a part of the Indiana Agriculture & Technology School family knowing that our dedication to student success and robust learning experiences will benefit many students who desire a full-time online program of studies. I look forward to working with your family and wish you the best of luck as you begin your journey at Indiana Agriculture & Technology School!

All the best,

Keith A. Marsh
Executive Director/Chief Academic Officer

Board of Directors

Allan Sutherlin
Board President

Bradford Barkley
Vice President

Peter Beering
Secretary

Kathy Vest
NHJUSC Appointed Board Member

Steve Riddle
Board Member

Board of Directors Meetings and Minutes

The Indiana Agriculture & Technology School’s Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM, alternating between the IATS Administrative Office and the Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corporation Administration Building. For dates and locations please Click Here. For previous meeting minutes, see below.