RICHARD HAILEY & MARY BETH RAMEY –
PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE ANDREW J. BROWN ACADEMY
Retiring from his position as President of the eleven-person board of the Andrew J. Brown Academy, Richard Hailey is marking the occasion with a significant gift….
Founded in 2003, the Andrew J. Brown Academy was the first K-8 tuition-free public charter school to open in Indiana, authorized by the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office. The Academy’s Moral Focus curriculum emphasizes virtues such as respect, integrity, perseverance and courage along with high standards of academic excellence. With fully a third of the student body categorized as ESL (English as a Second Language), volunteer and parental partnerships have played important roles in the school’s success, resulting in ratings higher than any Indianapolis Public Schools in surrounding areas.
Believing that the ability to read, comprehend, apply, and communicate information is the secret to students’ success in any path they choose, Richard Hailey and law partner Mary Beth Ramey have made a three year commitment to fund the cloud-based literacy program Achieve 3000® for Academy students.
Over the past fifteen years, Achieve 3000 has been reaching students at their precise reading levels, delivering significant reading gains—often double-to-triple the expected gains.
Richard Hailey and Mary Beth Ramey have been proud to volunteer their time, energy, and contributions to help the Andrew J. Brown Academy transform the lives of students and enrich the community in Indianapolis.