Herron Preparatory Academy - Indianapolis Classical Schools

Transformational Education Now Beginning in Kindergarten!

Indianapolis Classical Schools (ICS) is excited to announce we are adding a Kindergarten through 8th grade school to our community! We expect our doors to open in the fall of 2020.

Now one community with three great schools – Herron High School, Riverside High School, and our forthcoming K-8 campus – with one board of directors and a unified vision and mission to set a new standard for education in Central Indiana.

Herron Preparatory Academy is led by the same committed individuals who founded and built Herron High School and Riverside High School. We will extend the success of our classical, intentionally-diverse, college-preparatory model to Kindergarten through 8th grade students in Central Indiana.

Slated to open in the fall of 2020 to serve children in grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades during our first year, we will expand a grade each year. The campus will be located in close proximity to our high schools.

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Herron Preparatory Academy’s School Leaders

Dr. Tenika Holden-Flynn

Tenika Holden-Flynn is a professional educator with more than 15 years of experience. She began her career as a high school social studies teacher in Prince George’s County, Maryland and has served as a school leader for elementary, middle, high schools, and adult education programs.  Dr. Holden-Flynn focused on increasing students English language arts and math proficiency rates by maximizing instructional time and providing strategic intervention.

Dr. Holden-Flynn’s efforts have led students at the elementary, middle and high school levels to increase their grade level proficiency by two years in one academic school year. She contributes her success to building strong relationships with students, staff, parents and community partners.

Dr. Holden-Flynn is currently serving as a Mind Trust fellow to prepare to launch Herron Preparatory Academy in 2020.  Dr. Holden-Flynn is committed to closing the achievement gap, and providing a high quality K-8 educational experience for all students. She is looking forward to implementing the classical model at Herron Preparatory Academy and continuing the tradition of excellence that has been established by Herron and Riverside High Schools.

Dr. Holden-Flynn holds a B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Integrated Social Studies from Youngstown State University, a M.S. in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ed.D in Educational Administration and Policy from Howard University.

Sean Henseleit

Sean Henseleit has worked in schools throughout Indianapolis since 2006. He started his career as a first grade and third grade teacher in Lawrence Township on the city’s northeast side. He then went on to work as instructional coach for grades K through 6 in buildings across the district. Through this position, Mr. Henseleit worked with teachers, administrators, and central office staff to collaborate on adjustments to instruction and instructional initiatives, to develop curriculum guides and units of study for teachers, and to implement an assessment and data system which allowed for collaboration across grade levels and schools.

Mr. Henseleit also worked in the Hamilton Southeastern School District as both an instructional coach and an elementary assistant principal.  In both of these positions, Mr. Henseleit helped to lead professional development and worked in partnership with staff, families, and the community to achieve student success.

Most recently, Mr. Henseleit has served as the Director of Academic Accountability and EL Coordinator for Indianapolis Classical Schools.  Mr. Henseleit’s expertise in elementary instruction, coaching, and data analysis makes him a valuable resource as Indianapolis Classical Schools launches our new K-8 school.

At Herron Preparatory Academy, Mr. Henseleit will be focused on high expectations and strong collaborative relationships with teachers and students to ensure that all of our scholars achieve at high levels.  Together with the head of school, Mr. Henseleit is committed to sustaining and growing Indianapolis Classical Schools’ reputation for academic success in an urban community.

Mr. Henseleit holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Butler University, and a M.S. in Building Administration from Butler University.

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