Dr. Carol D’Amico is the senior advisor for education for Conexus Indiana and the Indiana Department of Education. Conexus Indiana is a privately funded organization which seeks to position Indiana as the global leader in emerging technologies. She has also served as executive vice president and chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and was appointed by President George W. Bush as assistant secretary of vocational and adult education for the U.S. Department of Education.
Geoff Ballotti serves as president and chief executive officer of RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and a part of Wyndham Worldwide. He oversees the largest vacation exchange network in the industry with more than 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 counties and 3.8 million members worldwide. RCI is recognized for its long history of social responsibility. Christel House is a signature charity of Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic program of Wyndham Worldwide.
About Christel House Academy:
Christel House Academy is a public charter school authorized by the mayor of Indianapolis and serves a diverse population; 61% are minorities and 90% qualify for free and reduced lunch. The Academy opened in 2002 and offers kindergarten through eighth grade. Its students have made significant academic gains and in 2008, the school earned the 2008 Indiana Department of Education High Performing Title I School Award for Closing the Achievement Gap. Its ISTEP scores are the highest among charter schools in Marion County with a 74.3 percent passing rate, compared with 71.4 percent for the state of Indiana.
In addition to the Indianapolis-based Christel House Academy, Christel House International operates schools and learning centers in India, Mexico, South Africa and Venezuela. Christel House provides education, healthcare, nutrition, life skills and character development to more than 3,000 children.
For more information, visit www.christelhouse.org
Source: Christel House