Staff

Christine Laurenzi
Director & Founder
Mrs. Laurenzi earned her Bachelor’s in Education from Eastern Michigan University and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida.
Emily Tluchak
Admissions & Charitable Giving Coordinator
Mrs. Tluchak holds a Biology Degree and a Master's in Teaching with a specialization in Secondary Science Education, both from the University of South Florida.
Rachel Pethe’
Upper Elementary & Middle School Teacher
Mrs. Pethe’ holds a Marketing Management Degree from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida.
Marlena Morrison
Specialty Math Teacher & Coach
She earned her bachelor’s in mathematics with a minor in secondary education and then her master’s in secondary math education, all from the University of Florida. She's taught everything from algebra to statistics to calculus.
Jessica Blaine
Early Elementary Teacher
Mrs. Blaine earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in ESOL and Reading. She also holds a micro-credential in gifted education.
Nina Shand
Middle & High School Science & ELA Teacher
Nina earned a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Liberal Arts with a concentration in experiential education, English, and nature writing, both from the USFSP.
Buck Curley
High School History & ELA Teacher
Mr. Curley earned his B.A. & M.A. in Art History and has been teaching for over a decade at various levels and locations around the world.
Monte
Guest Teacher & Indi-ED Enthusiast
Monte, our resident pup, brings his playful and joyful spirit to Indi-ED so that we can all learn about empathy, compassion, responsibility, and joy.