It takes experienced and passionate leadership to foster the significant connections that create quality, innovative learning environments across the many classrooms of the Indianapolis Public Schools system.
An eager, results-driven Board of Directors guides the IPS Education Foundation.
Stephannie Bailey, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation (IPSEF)
Latashia Key, Director of Operations, Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation (IPSEF).
Latashia has a passion for teaching and helping others and earned her B.S. from Morgan State University with a degree in Physical Education-Sports Administration and M.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University.
Currently, a Business Adjunct for Ivy Tech Community College and her previous career positions included being a Fitness Manager at MSD of Pike Township (PEP Grant), and at the National Football League (NFL) a Team Service Specialist for Reebok (now Sports Licensed Division of the Adidas Group). During her tenure at Reebok, she was responsible for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with the NFL equipment managers, assisting with the planning and organizing of pre-event and event activities, organizing the Reebok hospitality suite during NFL Combine and serving as co-chair on the Employee Committee and Editor of the newsletter.
Prior to her experience with the Reebok, she worked in the fitness industry as an Aquatic Director and Fitness Director. During this time period Latashia created and implemented several fitness programs designed for individuals of all ages. She has coached youth track and field and plans to return to coaching in the near future. Additionally, she has over 10 years’ experience in program management, event planning, mentoring and leading staff.
During her “free time”, Latashia is very active as a volunteer for USA Track & Field (USATF) Indiana, a not-for-profit organization which promotes, encourages and engages all to participate in track & field, racewalking, and long distance running in Indiana. She has been the President for the last eight years and has held a variety of positions within the organization prior to becoming President. A few of her roles include; meet director for the 2012 USA Paralympic Trials and Co-Meet Director for the 2012 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, and the current open women’s chair for the USATF Indiana. In addition, she has been elected for the fourth year as the Masters Track & Field Active Athlete Representative by serving as a liaison for the athletes while competing in the USA and the world!
Just when you thought her plate was full, she finds time to teach Pilates and Aqua classes, swim lessons and train as an athlete herself. Latashia returned to competitive track and field 14 years after her collegiate career ended and has been traveling the world and finds she still loves competing! Her main events include the 3000m, 5000m, and Cross-Country.
When she is not competing or working out, she enjoys going to see action movies, reading, anything related to the arts and spending time with friends.
A quote she lives by each day:
“Both Opportunities and Obstacles Exist…Which one will you take?”