Press Releases | April 14, 2023

The Mind Trust Hires Katina Knox as Director of Schools

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the hiring of Katina Knox as Director of Schools. In this role, Knox will support leaders in various fellowship and professional development programs. Knox will also be integral to maintaining and developing collaborative relationships with key organizations that support Indianapolis’ thriving education landscape.

“We are thrilled to have Katina Knox join our team as Director of Schools,” said Brandon Brown, The Mind Trust’s CEO. “Her experience and expertise in education, along with her commitment to pursuing equitable outcomes for all students, makes her an invaluable asset to our organization. Katina will play an integral role in developing our fellows and ensuring the schools they lead serve all students with excellence.”

As Director of Schools, Knox will support fellows in the process of replicating high-quality public school operators in Indianapolis. She will also compile and analyze fellowship outcomes through surveys and case studies while maintaining a library of fellow support that can be deployed and personalized to aid current and future fellows. 

She most recently served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy. She has held different leadership roles for the Phalen Leadership Academies network since 2016 and has been an educator for nearly 15 years. 

Knox has been honored with Indiana Black Expo’s African American Excellence in Education Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marian University and a master’s degree in Education and Organizational Leadership from the University of Dayton.
Knox will support The Mind Trust’s work to grow high-quality public schools, deliver more equitable conditions across the Indianapolis education landscape, and triple the number of students in Indianapolis who are academically proficient by 2027. Since 2006, The Mind Trust has supported the launch of 45 public charter and innovation network schools in Indianapolis that currently serve more than 12,000 students.