Shout Out to One of Indy’s Coordinators
For the past four years Angie Merchant has been the Coordinator for Lawrence Township. After retiring from Lawrence where she taught for more than twenty years, she has been inspiring and engaging tutors with great programming and professional development each month. One of our favorite programs was Professor Watermelon who taught us tips on writing!
Angie has been married to Bob for 47 years . She has three wonderful daughters, Elyse, Emily and Chrissy. During our quarantine, Angie has been facetiming and reading with her seven grandkids. In addition, she has tried to give virtual piano lessons, but that has been more difficult than she thought it would be.
And with her spirit of giving back to the community, Angie has been busy sewing masks for her daughters and their colleagues. Emily is an Emergency Room doctor for St. Vincent and Henry County, Elyse is an EMT for Noblesville Fire Department, and Chrissy is taking time off from her job as a surgical technologist to be a stay at home mom. Angie and her three neighbors have sewn more than sixty masks and surgical caps for her daughters’ nursing staff, fire fighters, EMTs, and nurses at Community North. Here is a photo of Emily modeling one of the masks while staying safe to care for her patients.