School Board


The primary function of the Indiana School for the Deaf Board is to provide the leadership, vision, accountability, and advocacy to ensure the fulfillment of the ISD mission statement.

In carrying out this responsibility, the board will establish policies, assess school performance, facilitate strategic planning efforts, oversee budget preparation, promote stakeholder communication, support statewide outreach efforts, and make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.

Kelly DiBenedetto*
Ann Reifel*
Vice Chairperson
State Representative
Patrick Rhodes

* Click on the name for their biography.

Kelly DiBenedetto Chairperson

Kelly DiBenedetto is an Indiana native and currently lives in Danville with her husband and two children. Kelly and her husband Chris founded Katie’s Hear To Help Foundation in 2008 to purchase hearing aids for children in need. Kelly is the past Executive Director of Indiana Hands & Voices. She currently sits on Danville Community Schools Community Advisory Panel.  She is passionate about seeing that all children who are Deaf and hard of hearing receive all the resources their individual needs require. Kelly is currently working as CMO at Link FCU in Indianapolis. 

School Board



The ISD Board invites you to attend our meetings and to get to know us. In helping you become better informed about key issues related to ISD and our community, we ultimately help our students.


If after touring this site and you can think of ways to make it more informative and accessible, please drop us a line. We welcome your comments, ideas, and questions. Board correspondence can be submitted to the following email.

School Board Meetings 


Meeting Dates for 2020-2021:  PDF available

September 15

October 20

November 17

December - No Meeting

January 19

February 16

March 16

April 20

May 18



All meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Indiana School for the Deaf, Willard Hall, Media Center, 1200 E 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN.  There is no meeting in December. 


Individuals who are not able to attend Board meetings may stay informed by reviewing the Board meeting minutes posted below. Minutes are posted after Board approval. 

School Board Meetings Minutes
1200 E 42nd St
Indianapolis IN 46205

Voice: 317-550-4800

Videophone: 317-565-4473

Fax: 317-644-1841

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