Lindsay Omlor: Executive Director of Charter Schools.Lindsay has devoted her career to ensuring that all students have access to high-quality and innovative educational opportunities. As a charter school authorizer, Lindsay is responsible for creating and implementing rigorous processes and procedures for school oversight, data collection, and routine monitoring, in order to drive outcomes and improve experiences for students across the state. Recognized in 2012 as the Indiana/Michigan/Ohio Regional Teacher of the Year, Omlor is passionate about promoting students’ intellectual and moral development. She is a fierce advocate for the high academic achievement of all students, particularly the most isolated, marginalized, and impoverished children and families. Lindsay received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and went on to obtain a Master’s of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision. She previously served as an elementary school administrator, and Regional Academic Growth Coordinator for schools throughout Indiana and Ohio, where she worked to help high-poverty schools close the achievement gap. Lindsay currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has three young children, Harper (5), Ryan (3) and Brooks (1) and a golden retriever named Nellie. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with family and friends.
Emily Gaskill: Assistant Director of Accountability. Emily Gaskill has created a strong passion throughout her career to serve children by ensuring that the best possible opportunities for education are available to them. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University. Prior to joining Education One, her passion provided her the opportunity to serve in education for nine years, most recently as an Instructional Data Coach and Regional Academic Director in schools throughout Indiana and Ohio. Currently she serves as the Assistant Director of Accountability for Education One.
Brenda Mescher: Strategic Engagement Coordinator & Compliance Officer. Brenda Mescher strives to hold schools to a high level of accountability in order to create the best learning environments to meet the needs of all students. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Mathematics from Ball State University. The degree was well utilized, as she taught at a variety of levels for over seven years; including kindergarten and middle school mathematics. She received a Master’s in Educational Leadership, from the University of Dayton, which paved the way to serving as a building principal and diocese accreditation/compliance leader for eight years. In her role with Trine University and Education One, Brenda is looking forward to contributing to a culture of high expectations, with the implementation of Education One’s Accountability Plan Performance Framework for Special Education and English Language Learners, providing resources to further support schools, and creating additional opportunities for students to experience all that Trine has to offer. Brenda is committed to helping ensure student success!