Crystal Thorpe, Ph.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Crystal Thorpe has 25+ years of educational experience. She has degrees from Indiana University, Butler University, and Indiana State University. She began her career as a high school English teacher, and eight years later, she became an assistant principal at a middle school. She currently serves as the principal of Fishers Junior High School in Fishers, Indiana. She has been the Principal-In-Residence at the University of Indianapolis for seven years where she presents to aspiring leaders on various emerging educational topics. Crystal serves on the Board of Directors for YMI - Youth Mentoring Initiative - in her community. She volunteers within her sorority for the Debutante Cotillion, Coats for Kids, the Lupus Foundation, and the College Admissions Program. She has been a guest speaker for aspiring teachers and graduates at local colleges in Indiana. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys cooking, action movies, traveling, finding non-franchise restaurants, and being a volleyball mom. She is very excited to join the ACE team.
Doctorate in Education Administration
Indiana State University
Master's in Educational Administration
Bachelor's in Secondary Education/ English
Indiana University: Bloomington
Some areas of research that of interest to me leadership, the intersectionality of race, culture and gender on leadership, equity and inclusion, the impact of desegregation on American schools