May 5, 2020

WFYI Announces Indianapolis Teacher Selected as Part of 2020 Class of PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program

INDIANAPOLIS, IN MAY 5, 2020 – Today, WFYI announced Mrs. Alice (Krissy) Carson from Liberty Park Elementary School as one of 19 educators from across the country for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. 

The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program brings together a community of PreK-12th grade educators who are innovators and leaders both in and outside of the classroom. Each of the Digital Innovator All-Stars was selected from a cohort of educators who are doing extraordinary work in their local communities, supporting student learning by integrating media and digital technology in their teaching environments, inspiring students to use these tools in responsible, effective and empowering ways.

Carson is a lifelong educator. She currently serves as the STEM specialist at Liberty Park Elementary School in Warren Township. 

In partnership with WFYI, Mrs. Carson will spend the 2020-2021 school year deepening engagement among students, families, educators, schools and WFYI.

"WFYI has had the pleasure to work with Mrs. Carson as part of our Ready To Learn work, and we are thrilled to be able to continue our partnership during the 2020 PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program,” says Carly Weidman, WFYI Community Engagement Manager.

The full list of the 2020 PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars, their profiles and photographs can be found here.

About WFYI Public Media

As a PBS and NPR member station that also produces local and original content, WFYI Public Media serves the public through six 24/7 digital broadcast services. WFYI Public Radio operates on two distinct stations – 90.1 FM and 90.1 HD2 The Point, while WFYI Public Television operates three DTV services (20.1, 20.2 and 20.3). Through intentional community engagement, WFYI has a strong education component, particularly as a hub for the public media Ready To Learn initiative, and an ongoing public presence as an organization that amplifies the voices of our community. Additionally, WFYI runs the Indiana Reading and Information Service (IRIS), a reading service for visually - and literacy-impaired people. Learn more at


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