“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”
~ Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation
A wife, mother, friend, confidant, author, play write, director, dancer, choreographer and community leader. She has a heart for people. It is her desire to see the youth in the city of Indianapolis (and the world) flourish and walk in their true purpose. Over the last ten years, she and her husband have done their part to make a difference in the lives of the people that they have served through their organization, the Sow One Foundation, Inc. Sow One’s mission is to meet the needs of the people by providing them with the edification, education, and empowerment to sustain life. They work continuously to fulfill their mission by providing rental/utility/food assistance, computer and financial literacy workshops, mentoring programs, entrepreneurial workshops and networking empowerment sessions, summer arts programs, Back to School and Christmas assistance for families in need and a host of events uplifting and celebrating the youth and adults in city of Indianapolis.
Trease holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Her goal, is to provide a safe, creative, non-traditional approach to education, where students no longer come to school because they have to, but now they come because they hunger and thirst for knowledge; because they know that their education is their responsibility; because they want to be successful and are given the necessary tools to assist on their journey to doing just that; becoming successful.
Passionate and dedicated to helping others grow, Venessa Sallie is a native of Grand Rapids, MI where she gained her love for teaching and earned her degree in Education and English. She is currently a resident of Indianapolis, IN where she has been a figure in the academic field. Ms. Sallie has been teaching for twelve years. She is experienced in the charter, public and private sectors as lead teacher, director of after school programs, club leader and teacher mentor. Volunteering and with working in the community has made her more determined in the creation of a school for the Arts.
Ms. Sallie's goal as Assistant Leader at WCSA is to provide a safe learning experience for students, staff and families. Bridging the gap between Academics, Visual & Performing Arts and Entrepreneurship each student will enjoy learning while making a difference in their lives and helping to change the lives of others
Mrs. Adams was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the eldest of 18 children and mother of twin boys. She is married to her amazing husband for 17 years. Mrs. Adams has been an educator for over 14 years. She has taught a variety of academic subjects and grade levels. In addition to being an educator, she is an entrepreneur, running several types of businesses over the years. Currently, she is the Minister of Music at Full Gospel Worship Center, where she leads and trains others how to lead Praise and Worship. Mrs. Adams loves children and loves to see them grow while using their God-given gifts and talents. She is looking forward to an awesome, fun-filled year with the students of World Changers Academy as we change the world one day at a time.