“To work at Bronx Lighthouse Charter School is being part of a huge, diverse, hilarious, weird, curious and supportive family. Teachers, staff. and scholars families come from all walks of life with unique stories that are somehow all the same. We all ended up in the same place for the same reason. We all had the same vision of making academic progress to lead to real success. Our teachers teach from their hearts, souls, and minds. Our scholars families trust us teachers to educate their children, and we take that responsibility quite seriously.I just embarked on my fourth year as a middle school ELAS teacher at Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, and my second year as the Director of Teacher Leadership in ELA. One of my favorite parts about teaching at BLCS is that I have gotten to teach multiple scholars in the same families. I love getting to know families to see how alike and different each of their children are from one another, and building strong relationships with parents. When all of our teachers push their scholars to strive for greater goals, it is because we are acutely aware of the difference a great education can make for someones financial and professional life. A quotation that has always pushed me to be relentless with myself, our teachers, and our schools is, “When you are not practicing, remember somewhere someone is practicing, and when you meet them, they will win”. Everyday, we as teachers at BLCS have the chance to make a positive impact on a scholars socio-emotional and intellectual well being, and we embrace our task with open arms and sharp minds.”

– Ashley Quinn
Bronx Lighthouse Charter School
“When I moved from the East Coast to Indiana, I was looking for a unique opportunity to advance the skills and knowledge I had learned while teaching in Atlanta, GA, the United Arab Emirates and Washington D.C.. I found that unique opportunity under the leadership of Kim Randall at Indianapolis Lighthouse South. Fast-forward four year, and teaching /leading at Lighthouse Academies has been one of the best experiences of my teaching career. At Lighthouse, we are preparing young minds for college and equipping them with the real world tools they will use for a lifetime. We believe it is possible for all children to learn at high levels. As teachers, we have access to state of the art technology, classroom resources, ongoing professional development, programs to assist with instruction and an administrative team that is second to none.Teachers and students truly love coming to school each day. As a 4th grade teacher and Math Department Head, I have had quite an extraordinary experience teaching math through the rigorous Eureka Math Program. It is also very exciting having the opportunity to work with teachers within the building and also educators throughout the Lighthouse Network. I love that network leaders are visible in schools and are constantly working on strategies to advance our students. I am thankful for my Lighthouse Family! I am looking forward all of the great experiences that are yet to come!”

– Lisa Wills
Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School: South Campus
“Hi my name is Angela Escobedo and I am a Spanish teacher at Lighthouse College Prep Upper Academy. I have been a teacher for 6 years, 4 of which I have spent here at Lighthouse. I teach Spanish I, II, III, and Duel Credit Courses Spanish I and II through Ivy Tech University here at Lighthouse! I am very proud to call myself a Lighthouse Lady Lion! I am also the girls JV and Varsity Volleyball Coach. I love teaching and immersing my students in the Latino culture. I utilize a variety of art infusion and project based learning to tailor to all of my students needs! I hope to spend many more years here with such a supportive and loving staff and students.”

– Angela Escobedo
Gary Lighthouse College Prep Academy
“I had the wonderful opportunity to start my teaching career with LHA. LHA has made me a stronger and better teacher. I love knowing that I make a difference in my scholars lives. I enjoy seeing my first graders grow emotional, academically, and socially. It’s truly an amazing feeling knowing what I do has such a huge impact on them.”

– Caitlyn Builta
Gary Lighthouse Charter School: Primary Academy
“For as long as I could remember, I knew that I would be an educator. It was not until 2013 that I developed a passion for teaching in the inner city. At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, my previous school has a major shift in administration and I no longer believed that the vision that I had for my self as an inner-city educator aligned with the new direction of the school as well as the vision of the new administration. It was at that realization that I applied with Lighthouse Academies. After interviewing with the school leader, meeting some of the teaching staff, as well as some of the students, I knew that the vision that I had for myself aligned very well with the vision of Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School-East! This is now my third year teaching ELA at Indy-East and I would not change it for the world! What I enjoy most about my work here at Lighthouse-East is the feeling of community and family I feel when I am with colleagues and my students. Our building is a 7-11, soon to be a 7-12 building and this year I enrolled my daughter as a 7th grader because I know that the educators work very hard to provide a relevant, rigorous, and engaging curriculum for their students and I know that she would benefit from an environment like this.”

– Kyra Bowerman
Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School: East Campus