Press Releases | March 5, 2019

The Mind Trust hires educator Sara Marshall to advance talent work

Indianapolis – (March 5, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has hired Sara Marshall as Senior Director of Talent. She will support The Mind Trust’s mission to provide every student in Indianapolis, no exceptions, access to a high-quality education.

“Sara has established herself as an exceptional leader and practitioner in Indianapolis. Her contributions to the education sector have positively impacted student outcomes across many demographics and school types,” said Joe White, The Mind Trust’s Vice President of School Support. “Sara’s experience and desire to see diverse talent in our schools position her well to support the existing talent in our city and advance our talent strategy.”

As Senior Director of Talent, Marshall will work to ensure Indianapolis schools have access to robust talent pipelines and help schools implement innovative strategies to recruit and retain high-quality teachers and leaders. Additionally, she will oversee The Mind Trust’s work with Relay Graduate School of Education, including their National Principals Academy and the development of Relay’s Teaching Residency in Indianapolis.

Marshall has spent over a decade of her career dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students in Indianapolis, having most recently served as Director of TNTP’s Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF) program. Launched in 2007, ITF has placed over 600 educators in Indianapolis classrooms and has a track record as a highly diverse teacher talent pipeline. Through her efforts, ITF developed strong relationships with leaders across the city of Indianapolis with Fellows being among the most sought-after candidates for open positions for the past two years. In 2018, she received TNTP’s Community Engagement Ambassador Award.

Previously, Marshall taught high school math in Pike Township for seven years. She earned a B.S. in Secondary Education, Mathematics, and an M.S. in Effective Teaching and Leadership, both from Butler University.

About The Mind Trust

The Mind Trust is an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit that works to build a system of schools that gives every student in Indianapolis, no exceptions, access to a high-quality education. The Mind Trust does this by building a supportive environment for schools through policy and community engagement, empowering talented educators to launch new schools, and providing existing schools with the supports they need to hire world-class talent and achieve excellence. Since 2006, The Mind Trust has supported the launch of 24 schools and helped place more than 1,400 teachers and school leaders in Indianapolis classrooms. More information can be found at