Robert Marshall, Executive Director
, is a former Building Excellent Schools (BES)
Fellow. Mr. Marshall brings a breadth of human services and program management experience to the Founding Team of Vanguard Collegiate. A native to Indianapolis, Mr. Marshall is committed to ensuring high quality public education options for minority and under-served youth in our city. His career began in program management largely focused in youth development. With a deep concern for the achievement gap experienced by so many of our children, he has approached every challenge with the goal of leveling the playing field. Having held leadership positions in organizations such as 100 Black Men of Indianapolis and the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis, Mr. Marshall has been an integral part of large fundraising initiatives, strategic plan development, and volunteer management.Most recently, he worked as the Senior Director of Programs at the Center for Leadership Development, and managed programs supporting the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional business and community leaders. As a Fellow with Building Excellent Schools, Mr. Marshall has studied and deeply analyzed best practices of over 40 high performing urban charter schools and has received extensive development in the areas of organizational development, instructional design, charter accountability, and leadership. Mr. Marshall received his B.A. in Political Science and Law from Morehouse College and is currently studying Organization Leadership at the University of Indianapolis.
Bobby Thomas, Senior Director
Alyssa J. McIntyre is a Social Studies Teacher and Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis. She will be teaching and serving as a co-advisor to scholars. She will also be tutoring and holding office hours for scholars who need extra help. Prior to joining Vanguard Collegiate, Ms. McIntyre attended The Ohio State University where she recently graduated with a B.A. in African-American and African Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ms. McIntyre has experience working with youth through college access programs like “I Know I Can: College Blueprint.” She has also volunteered with The Boys and Girls Club and served as a facilitator and an advisor in girls of color empowerment organizations, like 1Girl and The Girls Circle Project. Ms. McIntyre is particularly excited to build strong relationships with her scholars and to empower each scholar to become productive leaders in their community.
Tina Siddle is a Math/Science Teacher and Director of Scholar Experiences at Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis. She will engage scholars in meaningful math lessons while increasing their academic self-confidence by modelling BEST mathematical practices. Prior to joining Vanguard Collegiate, Ms. Siddle provided direct math instruction to scholars and professional development to classroom teachers (KG-12) in Baltimore County, MD, Dallas, TX, Fort Wayne, IN, Jefferson County, IN, Indianapolis, IN and Washington, DC.Ms. Siddle has presented at Education Research Development Institute (ERDI), National Alliance of Black School Educators (NASBE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).Ms. Siddle is the Mathematics Consultant for 100 Black Men of Indianapolis and an active member of Kiwanis International. She is a native of Indianapolis, IN.After graduating from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Ms. Siddle has used her expertise in mathematics to encourage scholars to “walk it, like you talk it.” Mathematics is a beautiful language and her scholars speak it well.
Adelita Romo is the Office Manager at Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis. Prior to joining Vanguard Collegiate, Ms. Romo worked in administration at two other charter schools in Indy and with WFYI. She is experienced in business technology, fluent in Spanish, and school information and operational systems. Ms. Romo is a graduate of Independence JobCorps Center. Ms. Romo is excited to join Vanguard Collegiate and begin making a positive impact on the scholars and family of the Haughville Community.
Marcia Lomax is a Mental Health Therapist. She has worked in the mental health field for almost 20 years (since 1999) but started off as a caseworker for numerous mental health agencies. She then moved into therapist positions within these mental health agencies. She received a Bachelors Degree (summa cum laude) in Psychology from St. Augustine’s University in 1999. Graduating #1 in the Psychology Department and #7 in her graduating class. she also received a Master’s Degree (magna cum laude) in Psychology from Martin University in 2007. She then opened her own private practice agency in 2012 in mental health. Ms. Lomax works with all demographics and all diagnoses. Below is her professional information for private appointments. She currently does family and individual relationship counseling on various days within the school building.
Marcia Lomax, MS
Lomax Counseling Services, LLC