Mandy is responsible for the administrative functions of the EdChoice office, including providing key infrastructure support to the entire staff with a variety of duties spanning the operations, development, events, state and communications teams. Mandy also oversees scheduling for the president and CEO and provides direct administrative assistance to him in this role. In addition, she helps maintain the organization’s electronic database and coordinates interoffice activities.
Prior to joining the EdChoice team, she worked as a preschool teacher at Learning Time Preschool. Mandy is a 2001 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Science and Humanities and an emphasis in Education.
Mandy was born and raised in Indianapolis and has lived in Indiana her entire life. She currently resides in Indianapolis with her husband and their daughter. She enjoys working with children, her animals, traveling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Lemke, 3rd Grade
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
– Ashley Smith
High School Mascot
Music, a good movie, a great book, camping/being outdoors, interior design and spending time with family
Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement
I have always had great respect and love for education. In college, I majored in elementary education and minored in early childhood education. I believe that every child is special and unique, and that they all learn in different ways. What better way to teach them than by giving all children the option and opportunity that works best for them to learn and achieve to the highest of their ability? It’s a beautiful thing to see.