Press Releases | July 12, 2018

New hires advance The Mind Trust’s school supports efforts

Indianapolis—(July 12, 2018)—The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has hired Tina Seymour as Senior Director of School Support and Jordan Johnson as Manager of School Support. Both will support The Mind Trust’s efforts to more than double the number of students attending high-quality public schools within the boundaries of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS).

Tina Seymour will assist in The Mind Trust’s expansion of its school support strategy, which provides school-specific and city-wide training and support to network executives, school leaders, and teachers. She will implement, refine, and continue to develop a suite of supports that currently includes long-range strategic planning, executive coaching for network leaders, deep instructional systems support, and capacity-building for schools seeking to grow.

Seymour brings over twenty years of experience in education to her role at The Mind Trust, having served as the Head of School of Northview Middle School in Washington Township, a nationally-recognized International Baccalaureate World School. In 2014, she became the Founder and President of Strategic Learning Solutions, an association of educators that provides educational consulting and professional development to K-16 schools. She was born and raised in Indianapolis and is a K-12 graduate of Indianapolis Public Schools. She earned a B.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Indianapolis and an M.S. in Educational Administration from Butler University.

As manager of school support, Jordan Johnson will coordinate communications and events with schools and other education organizations, monitor changes in state policy, and ensure alignment between The Mind Trust’s school supports work and other focus areas.

Previously, she served as a Legislative Fellow with the Indiana State Board of Education, where she analyzed a variety of public policy issues impacting K-12 education in Indiana and helped brief members of the State Board of Education. Prior to this, Johnson was a Teach For America corps member and taught high school social studies for three years in Mississippi and Indianapolis. She earned an M.A. in Public History from American University and a B.A. in African and African-American Students from Indiana State University.

About The Mind Trust

The Mind Trust is a nonprofit striving to give every Indianapolis student access to an excellent, high-quality public school. The Mind Trust does this by 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 supported the launch of 17 schools, attracted and placed more than 1,000 teachers and school leaders, and raised more than $80 million to bring innovative ideas into Indianapolis classrooms. More information can be found at