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Azure D.S. “Addie” Angelov lives on the Westside of Indy and holds a BA in Elementary and Special Education from the Klipsch School of Education at Marian University, a MS from the College of Education at Butler University, a Ph.D. in Special Education and Multicultural Education from the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington, and most recently completed the High Potential Leaders program at Harvard Business School in Boston.
Addie Angelov is the co-founder and CEO of the Paramount Health Data Project and has also served as Director of Research for the Indiana Department of Education. She has written five books and is currently working on her sixth, which will focus on healthcare in schools. She also consults with schools across the country on special education, equity, and research. In short: She is one busy lady. Tell us more, Addie!
My Maven Superpower is … The ability to see solutions where others see dead ends.
A fun fact about me is … I have worked in seven countries.
Best book I’ve read lately is … “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Mona Hanna-Attisha.
My first job was … When I was 13, I started cleaning houses in my neighborhood.
The skill I most want to learn is … I’d love to learn to fly a plane.
My favorite nonprofit to support is … Wayne Township Education Foundation.
Self-care habit I swear by is … As a busy wife, mom, friend, and CEO, I think the best self-care is not to be too hard on yourself.
I feel most confident when … I’m engaging in something I believe will make a sustainable difference for kids.
The best career advice I can offer is … Your career is a marathon not a sprint, enjoy the journey and be open to where it takes you. Don’t be afraid to take calculated risks.
Favorite purchase lately is … I am really into Roaming Goat’s Highlander Grogg coffee right now.
My favorite local restaurant dish is … I love a good steak.
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … My 9-year-old and I have been binging “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” together.
A Maven you should know is … Tracey Couillard, Chef at Ash & Elm Cider Co.
The thing I’ve achieved lately that I’d like to celebrate with the Maven community is … I was quoted in “The New York Times” for the rigorous and innovative work of the Paramount Health Data Project.
What’s next for me is … I want to be active in supporting schools navigate healthcare in a way that brings academic achievement and health outcomes together to authentically inform educational decision making.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven.
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