Dianne McKinley, Owner and CEO of INcompassing Education
Dianne holds an Ed.S from St. Thomas University in K-12 Educational Leadership. She also holds a B.S.Ed. from the University of Georgia and an M.Ed. from Georgia State University. She has been in education for over 25 years in four states. Dianne has been a classroom teacher, writing coach, building level administrator, Outreach Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Education, and now owner of INcompassing Education.
As a consultant, Dianne works with educational leaders in the areas of school turnaround, curriculum, assessments, PBIS, strategic planning, instructional coaching, and school and district leadership. Dianne has been providing professional development to educators for the past 18 years. She is proud to serve Indiana educators as they strive for excellence.
School Culture & Social Emotional Learning
Tiffany Creager, LSW, MSW
Tiffany Creager is a licensed school social worker, MSW, LSW. She has a background as an Early Childhood Education Director where she collaborated with teachers, board members, and parents to create an environment in which students could thrive academically, socially, and emotionally no matter the family’s financial circumstance. She was a School Social Worker for close to 600 students and partnered with administrators, teachers, and parents to integrate trauma sensitive practices school-wide which enabled them to see office referrals for aggressive behavior decrease from 59 in the first nine weeks to less than 10 in the third nine weeks. Tiffany was also a Director of School-Based Services for a Community Mental Health Center where she collaborated with over twenty schools to integrate mental health services and provide supportive training for mental health providers and educators. Additionally, she provided clinical therapeutic services to youth, adults, and families.
Tiffany specializes in social and emotional learning, trauma-informed schools, mindfulness, and supporting students’ and teachers’ mental health. She (and a co- presenter) recently partnered with the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative to provide training across the state of Indiana aimed at supporting the mental health of students in the classroom.
Secondary Mathematics, STEM, and Assessments
William (Bill) Reed
Bill is a licensed Secondary Math Teacher who has taught at every level from 7th grade through community college. He was a classroom teacher for over 30 years in a combination of both Indiana and California. He has taught every secondary math class from 7th Grade Math to Calculus. Bill has been a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science State Finalist in both California and Indiana. After retiring from classroom teaching, he was the Secondary Math Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education and then a Regional Director for the Indiana GEAR UP Grant at Purdue University before joining the INcompassing Education team in 2021.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at Butler University along with his teaching certification. He worked on his graduate studies in Secondary Mathematics Education at both California State University and Ball State University. Bill received a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship to study the education system in Japan during the summer of 2001 and a second Fulbright Scholarship to study the education system in Brazil during the summer of 2010. In 2019 he worked with U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan both in-person and online to give S.T.E.M Professional Development to Central Asian Teachers.
Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, K-12 ELA
April is a life-long learner and educator with 24 years of experience in elementary and special education. She offers expertise in literacy, including the Science of Reading, instructional coaching, professional learning, and curriculum development.
Prior to joining INcompassing Education, April fulfilled the role of Literacy Specialist working with multiple school districts across the country, as well as an Early Reading Virtual Coach, and Early Reading Training Facilitator. As a District Instructional Coach and E/LA Curriculum Coordinator April focused on bringing written and taught curriculum together. April spent 15 years working directly with students as a Reading Interventionist and Special Education teacher. She is an avid reader and advocates for students to develop life-long reading habits by finding their personal reading identity.
April has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Saint Francis; a Master’s Degree from Concordia University Mequon WI; and completed an endorsement program in Educational Leadership.
Elementary Math & STEAM
Mandy is a licensed Elementary Teacher who has served in a variety of P12 and Higher Education roles. Mandy began her career in P12 education as a classroom teacher. She found her passion in STEM education through leadership opportunities focused on preparing students for successful lives after graduation. She served as a STEM instructional coach and district coordinator where she supported teachers and students on their path to discovering authentic and meaningful learning. She currently serves as the Education Technology Specialist at Franklin College where she trains and supports faculty and staff on integrated instructional technology and instructs the Interdisciplinary Unit Planning and STEAM course for preservice teachers.
Mandy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education at Franklin College along with her teaching certificate in 2009. She continued her graduate studies in 2020 at the American College of Education where she earned her Master of Education in STEM Leadership.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Kaci joins INcompassing Education after serving 15 years as a licensed Elementary educator. She holds a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Western Governors University. Kaci began her career in K-5 education as a classroom teacher. She found her passion in literacy education and served as an English Language Development and Literacy Specialist. During her time in the classroom, she provided leadership and mentorship to new and experienced educators as well as making learning meaningful for K-5 students. Kaci takes on the role of Executive Assistant with a great understanding of customer service, organization, and time management. Please reach out if you are interested in having INcompassing Education work with you and your team!