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Meet Jeremy

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The Christmas Card Picture

Presenting at the White House


Receiving his PhD

Jeremy Eltz currently serves as the Director of Rural Education at the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis. As an educational leader, he works every day to ensure students throughout the state receive the best quality education and have all the opportunities open to them.   

Jeremy began his career in research science at IUPUI before becoming a middle school science teacher in Pike Township in Indianapolis. In 2012, he joined the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) where he created the state’s first STEM plan, the STEM School Certification, adopted new science standards, and added computer science standards for grades K-8. In 2016, Jeremy received his PhD in educational leadership and holds a school superintendent license.

Jeremy is originally from California but moved to Indiana when he was very young. His family moved around Indiana as his parents pursued work and a better life for Jeremy and his six siblings. Jeremy grew up rural, working on cars, baling hay and fixing up the family home alongside his dad. His parents stressed getting an education so he could have a better life. He did just that when he left home to go to college where he met his future wife, Missy.

Missy and Jeremy moved to Carmel in 2015 to raise their children, Macy and Mallory who both attend Woodbrook Elementary and love school. The family are members of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. When he isn’t taking Macy to Adamson’s Karate or Mallory to Carmel Dad’s Club Soccer, he is renovating his house under the supervision of Missy, lifting weights in his garage or at MEI Fitness, or playing racquetball at LA Fitness. He’s always up for a match if you are interested.


Hanging drywall

Teaching the next generation

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