Administration & Administrative Support

Ms. Leslie Draper

Executive Director
Ms. Leslie Draper, who is the founder and Executive Director of the school, has a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Ball State University, a Professional Educator’s License in English Language Arts for Grades 5-12 and in Building Level Administration for Grades PK – 12, is certified as a Trauma and Crisis Management Specialist from the National Association of School Counselors, a Certificate in Charter School Leadership, and is a certified trainer of nonviolent crisis intervention with the Crisis Prevention Institute. Ms. Draper leads staff and students to become self-accountable learners and achievers, through projects, presentations, and authentic products that further the cause of creating a more just society for all. Ms. Leslie strives to inspire those around her to achieve high standards and join in unified work toward a common mission.

Mr. Patrick Fassnacht

Mr. Patrick Fassnacht has been named the new principal of Inspire Academy. Mr. Fassnacht has an Education Specialist Degree in School Administration/Organizational Management from Oakland City University, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Ball State University, a Bachelors Degree in education from Purdue University, and a Professional License in Building Level Administration for Grades PK – 12. Mr. Fassnacht most recently served as assistant principal at Yorktown High School and brings years of experience in the PK-12 setting to Inspire Academy. Mr. Fassnacht has also served as the Regional Director for The Excel Centers and as a principal in both Anderson and Indianapolis. Mr. Fassnacht is excited to be a part of the energy and mission at Inspire Academy and enjoys supporting a team with a sense of urgency in pursuit of a mission.

Ms. Ana Marick

Financial Manager
Ms. Ana Maric is the Financial Manager of Inspire Academy where she oversees and manages financial activities of the school. She has a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Purdue University Global, and a Bachelors Degree from Ball State University. Prior to joining Inspire Academy, Ana gained real-world experience in healthcare finance. She is thrilled to be a part of the Inspire crew and connects herself with our vision and mission. She will focus on strategic planning and finances to support Inspire's goal of producing curious and adventurous learners who are focused on discovery.

Mr. Harry Pickett

Dean of Family & Student Affairs
Mr. Harry Pickett started his education at Ivy Tech before going to WGU, where he studied Elementary Education and High School Math. Mr. Harry has been a member of the Inspire Crew for 6 years. He grew up loving art and, at age 13, was accepted into an art program that sparked his interest in art education. Sports and physical activity also have an important place in Mr. Harry’s life. As a PE teacher, he shares his love of being active with Inspire students. Mr. Harry coaches every sport at Inspire.

Ms. Holly Solomon

Enrollment, Onboarding & Inventory Specialist
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Ms. Melva Billingsley

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