Administrators

Tora Townsend

Head of School

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Ms. Tora Townsend

Contact Ms. Townsend at ttownsend@k12.com or by phone 612-470-0601 extension 1001

Greetings FLEX Academy Team and Family, 

It is my pleasure to introduce myself, Ms. Townsend, as your FLEX Academy Head of School.  I am so excited for an amazing school year and working together to achieve unimaginable academic and character success for all students.  

I’ve had the opportunity to work in a K12 blended school setting since 2008 in various capacities including Middle and High School English teacher, Lead teacher, Principal, Director of Secondary Academics, Teacher Trainer and Head of School.   I have great confidence in the Blended School model and look forward to supporting all students, families and staff to ensure our school continues to thrive, succeed and surpass our high standards of excellence. 

I attended high school in Minneapolis, at Roosevelt High School and received my undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University.   After college graduation, I moved back to Indianapolis, IN where I was born and raised.  I continued with school to earn my Master of Arts in Teaching, Master’s in Educational Leadership, Educational Specialist Degree, and will complete my doctoral program from Indiana State University within the next 6 months to earn my PhD degree.  I also have a Grades 5-12 English Teaching License, Grades K-12 Principal License, and Grades K-12 Superintendent License. 

I love life and many people tell me that I radiate positive energy and have a smile that lights up a room.   I have an adorable 5 year old puppy daughter, Pandora.   I love shopping (shoes and clothes make me smile), reading, going to church, teaching Sunday school, yoga, singing, cooking, new gadgets, playing board games, and spending time with my friends and family.    

I desire the very best for my students and staff, which requires me to set and maintain high expectations for all stakeholders and hold everyone accountable for their actions or lack thereof.   It truly takes a village to raise a child.  We must work together, communicate, stay connected and make sure our words and actions align.   I look forward to getting to know you, my new Minnesota team family! 

Respectfully, 

Ms. Tora H Townsend, Ed.S.
Head of School

I LOVE School...

Roosevelt High School-Diploma (MN)
St. Cloud State University--BA (MN)
Oakland City University--MA (IN)
University of Indianapolis--MA (IN)
Indiana State University-EdS &PhD (IN)

A Few of My Favorite Things:

Family
Reading
Church
Cooking
Singing