Associate Executive Director
VIDEO: Meet Keeanna Warren
Keeanna Warren is a proud Boilermaker and previously served as the founding Principal of the Purdue Polytechnic High School North campus. She is a seasoned classroom teacher, administrator, and leader. In her role as Associate Executive Director, she provides leadership and guidance to the PPHS Network team, including curriculum, student services and new initiatives.
Keeanna was a The Mind Trust Innovation School Fellow and designed, implemented, and led Purdue Polytechnic High School’s second campus in Broad Ripple.
Prior to her role with Purdue Polytechnic High School, Keeanna worked from 2013 through 2019 with the Excel Center in the Meadows neighborhood, which maintained a perennial “A” school rating under her leadership. She served in numerous positions, including night instructor, graduate counselor and lead instructor, until she was promoted to school director. She also is a former high school math, ELA and social studies teacher.
Keeanna began her career teaching fifth grade at the Andrew J. Brown Academy charter school and Washington Township’s Nora Elementary School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree in teaching from Marian University, where she was a part of the Turnaround School Leadership program
Chief of School Operations
VIDEO: Meet Shatoya Ward
Shatoya Ward was the founding Principal of the Schweitzer Center at Purdue Polytechnic High School Englewood and a The Mind Trust Innovation School Fellow. As the founding Principal of Purdue Polytechnic High School, Shatoya helped design and implement the school’s STEM curriculum and hands-on learning experience to more than 250 students. In her role as Chief of School Operations, Shatoya oversees the day-to-day operations of all PPHS campuses, implementing the curriculum, culture, and best practices she made successful while leading the PPHS Englewood campus.
Shatoya is a long-time educator and administrator who began her career in the classroom before becoming a school administrator responsible for the academic and operational performance of several schools within the Excel Center system.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education, health and safety science and biology from Marian University. Her love for science led her to the classroom, where she taught science to Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and Indianapolis charter school students.
Shatoya earned her master’s degree in leadership administration, also from Marian University, and in 2010, joined the Excel Center, serving as regional director, school director, and lead teacher.