Faculty Member Receives Leadership Award
Campus News

Franklin College’s Peg Dispenzieri, Ph.D., director of the transition-to-teaching program – secondary level, was awarded the 2022 Outstanding Leadership Award from the Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) at the organization’s state administrators’ conference in September.

In a social media tribute, Dispenzieri was described by INPEA as a passionate supporter of non-public education for 35 years and a longtime friend of INPEA, serving in many volunteer roles, including co-chair of the Indiana Non-Public Administrator’s Conference and chair of the Indiana Non-Public Educator’s Conference planning committees, and also as vice president of the INPEA Board.

Prior to joining the Franklin College faculty, Dispenzieri served as an elementary principal; high school science teacher, assistant principal and director of academics; as well as Superintendent of Catholic Schools. She also gained experience in higher education by serving as an adjunct professor at the graduate level at Marymount University in Virginia and the University of Dayton in Ohio.

“The wealth of experience that Dr. Dispenzieri has accumulated throughout her tenure as an educator and administrator is in large part due to her servant’s heart, leading her to guide and lead within the non-public education sector,” said Kristin Flora, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “We are delighted to see her recognized in this way and are grateful to have her lead our T2T program at Franklin College.

Dispenzieri earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from John Carroll University in Ohio, her master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University, and her doctorate in education, K-12 learning (with curriculum) from Walden University in Minnesota.  She also holds an administration and supervision license from the Indiana Department of Education. She is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).

Dispenzieri is a resident of Indianapolis.

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) serves as an advocate, promotes engagement, and strives for the advancement of non-public schools. The organization is recognized as the essential voice advancing excellence and equitable access for all non-public schools in Indiana. INPEA promotes the rights of parents to educate their children in the schools of their choice; promotes the vital role of non-public schools in Indiana and their significant contributions to educating young people and creating a better world; promotes the rights of non-public schools to fulfill their unique missions; fosters the participation of the non-public school community in shaping the state’s education agenda, and develops and promotes positions on education policy; advocates the equitable opportunity of non-public school students to participate in appropriate state and federal education programs; and is dedicated to the excellence in learning, teaching and leading. To learn more, visit: www.inpea.org.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Oct 27, 2022