IU School of Education
Khaula Murtadha is a big believer in getting involved‹ and as the executive associate dean of the IU School of Education at IUPUI, she's making sure that her school is making a difference in the lives of Indianapolis-area school children.
The veteran educator is making sure that her school is a powerful force in improving urban school systems from kindergarten through high school by adopting a two-pronged approach.
First, the school prepares its students - future teachers in schools throughout Indiana and beyond - to understand the unique needs of city schools and the very different backgrounds from which their students will come. Second, the IUPUI school has become a strong partner of the Indianapolis Public Schools system, providing support for IPS schools and programs while using those interactions to help train its future instructors.
IUPUI's School of Education has hosted state and national conferences on urban education, cementing its reputation as a leader in the field. It also has expanded the role of the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education, which develops research projects that benefit both the university and America's public school systems.