Our Leaders

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.

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.