Meet Principal Ward

Shatoya Ward Shatoya Ward, who was recently named a The Mind Trust Innovation School Fellow, is principal of Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis. She worked for the Excel Center since 2010,  serving as regional director, school director, and lead teacher. In her most recent role as regional director for the Excel Center, Jordan was responsible for the academic and operational performance of several schools. Jordan also has been a science teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools and a local charter school.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education, health and safety science, and biology and her master’s degree in leadership administration, both from Marian University.

I am eager to serve our community by providing a quality high school ​and fostering an innovative spirit through hands-on, STEM-focused curriculum. As an IPS grad (Arsenal Tech) and former IPS teacher, I’m excited to partner with IPS to enroll students who live in the district and become a choice neighborhood school.


Shatoya Ward Principal, Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis