Innovation School Fellow: 2021-2023
Engaged Community Schools, Washington Irving Community School
Brandon House developed Engaged Community Schools, a K-8 model that aims to develop students academically through a rigorous academic program supported by strong community partnerships and social-emotional development. He is using elements of that model to lead Washington Irving Community School, an IPS Innovation Network School that is part of the Near East Innovation School Corporation, which also operates Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School.
House is a native Hoosier who has spent the last seven years in leadership at Young Audiences Charter School in New Orleans, most recently as Head of Schools. He has also held teaching positions in Indianapolis at IPS and Wayne Township schools. House’s leadership at Young Audiences Charter School led to significant increases in student academic achievement, student enrollment and retention, and teacher retention. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Taylor University and a Master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Ball State University.