Wanda Legrand

Any Given Child Indy (Indianapolis)

Big Idea:
Interpreters translate the words into a different language, and interpreters can bring two sides together to improve education. With the use of interpreters, local arts organizations and the Indianapolis Public Schools have partnered with The Kennedy Center to ensure that every K-8 student in the school system has the opportunity to participate in the arts.

About Wanda:
Dr. Wanda H. Legrand became the Deputy Superintendent for Academics for the Indianapolis Public Schools in October of 2013. With over 24 years of experience as a professional educator/trainer, she has worked as a corporate trainer, high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, and regional superintendent.

In her current role, Dr. Legrand is responsible for implementing aligned instructional programs district-wide as well as implementing new instructional programs and developing processes to change current ones. She continuously evaluates and assesses all district curricular and instructional programs to measure their effectiveness. She also leads IPS staff members in the planning, administration, and evaluation of professional development activities which support teaching and learning.

Dr. Legrand has a Doctorate of Education and Masters of School Administration in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from North Carolina AT&T State University.