Our Staff

Communities In Schools is led by a caring and invested team of individuals who work to strengthen CIS’ services and structure across the State of Indiana.

Darlene Vaughn

Executive Director

Email: darlenev@cisindiana.org

Phone: 317-423-7583

Darlene Vaughn comes to Communities in Schools of Indiana with a wealth of experience. Darlene began her career as a reading teacher at John Marshall Middle School at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). She then received a Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Indiana University. As a Program Coordinator for a grant-funded college readiness program, Darlene ensured students were fully functional and prepared for the college setting. She then received her second Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Along the way, she has also served as a Program Director for a Boys & Girls Club as well as a Parent Involvement Educator in IPS. Most recently, Darlene served as a Research Associate for United Way of Central Indiana. Darlene enjoys participating in fitness activities, attending a wide array of events around town, and chasing after her toddler.

Helena Drumm

Director of Student Supports

Email: helenad@cisindiana.org
Phone: 317-856-5265

Helena Drumm holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana State University and Masters of Social Work from IUPUI. Her previous work experiences of partnering and providing direct services to Indiana’s youth are assets that empower her leadership of CIS Indiana student supports. In her spare time, Helena enjoys playing sand volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her family and two cats.

Bernadette Monk

Director of Data and Evaluation

Email: bernadettemonk@msdlt.k12.in.us
Phone: 317-964-4500

Bernadette Monk holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. Bernadette’s experience includes a previous position as a data specialist as well as a Director of Operations at SENSE Charter School. She also speaks Spanish fluently. In her free time, Mrs. Monk enjoys going to the movies and shopping at Target.

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Communities in Schools Indiana,
6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46221

Tel: 317-423-7586

             

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