Press Releases | February 1, 2017

The Mind Trust welcomes new staff member and advancements

INDIANAPOLIS—(February 1, 2017) The Mind Trust is pleased to announce a new staff addition in education innovation, Jackie Gantzer who will serve as the Director of Talent Strategy.

Gantzer will work to ensure Indianapolis schools have access to strong talent pipelines and help school operators implement innovative strategies to recruit and retain high-quality teachers and leaders. Prior to joining The Mind Trust, Gantzer worked in the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, where she served for three years under two mayors, most recently as assistant director for governance processes. She also has prior experience as the director of assessments for the Tindley Schools and as a middle school English-language arts teacher in Henderson, NC.

Additionally, Lauren Rush has been promoted to the executive leadership team as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Alignment and Operations. Previously serving as the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Rush will now focus on internal alignment around The Mind Trust’s Grow Great Schools Campaign, strategic development partnerships, and organizational operations.

About The Mind Trust
The Mind Trust is a nonprofit striving to give every Indianapolis student access to an excellent, high-quality public school; through recruiting and empowering top talent; launching and supporting new, innovative and high-quality public schools in Indianapolis; and engaging community stakeholders in conversations about innovation in public education.

Since 2006, The Mind Trust has impacted more than 132,000 Indianapolis public school students, attracted and placed more than 900 teachers and school leaders and raised more than $73 million to bring innovative ideas into Indianapolis classrooms. More information can be found at