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Kendra Randle (IN '23)

Executive Principal

Adelante Schools’ Emma Donnan Campus
Indianapolis, IN

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

At the time of the Award, Kendra Randle was:

Executive Principal
Adelante Schools’ Emma Donnan Campus
Indianapolis, IN

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Biographical Information

Kendra Randle is a champion for education, both for students and herself. A former classroom teacher, Randle has worked her way through various administrative positions as a founding elementary dean, principal fellow and elementary principal. Now, Randle serves as the executive principal at Adelante Schools’ Emma Donnan Campus in Indianapolis, where her expertise and insight of practices both inside and outside of the classroom benefit all students. She leads by example and has been known to step in to teach classes during school vacancies, and supports classroom teachers by modeling best practices and conducting meaningful observations and evaluations. Working alongside the director of literacy, Randle helped implement a new change plan for elementary students to increase growth in foundational literacy. Using student data, the plan targeted specific focus areas, incorporating the use of high-quality curriculum for K-3 students, while providing teachers with opportunities to receive feedback on their instructional strategies in planning and data meetings.  
Randle leads “Meeting of the Minds” weekly, contributing to a positive school culture by recognizing achievements and bringing the K-6 population together on a constant basis. She holds herself and others to high expectations, while respectfully maintaining a clear direction and position for schoolwide growth. Randle also coordinates monthly family council meetings, giving parents the opportunity to become active members of the school community. Her work has paved the way for several professional development opportunities, as she was chosen for the yearlong Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principal Academy Fellowship and participated in the school’s Leverage Leadership Institute.  
A leader in her school and local communities, Randle is committed to building strong relationships and serving the whole child. She works to break down barriers for students of color and opens doors through her work with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. – Alpha Mu Omega Chapter. Local community theatre also benefits from Randle’s participation, as she played “Nettie” in an all-Black production of “The Color Purple.”  
Randle earned a Bachelor of Arts in teaching, elementary education, from Kentucky State University in 2012, and a Master of Arts in education from Union University in 2017.  

Press release: Indianapolis Principal Kendra Randle Earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award



Kendra Randle In The News

IDOE Milken Educator Award Update
Indiana Department of Education  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  Indianapolis, IN

Southside Charter School Principal Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Indianapolis Star  |  USA Today Network  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Principal Awarded $25,000 Prize
WFYI-FM  |  NPR  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Principal Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WBIW-AM  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  Bedford, IN

Indianapolis Principal Awarded Prestigious Educator Award, Wins $25,000
WXIN-TV  |  FOX  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  Indianapolis, IN