Fellowship opportunities

With a uniquely supportive policy landscape, highly-collaborative community, and well-resourced supports, The Mind Trust’s Fellows successfully launch equity-focused public schools and join a network of passionate leaders.

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Innovation School Fellowship

The Innovation School Fellowship helps exceptional school leaders develop sustainable educational models and launch or restart schools within the Indianapolis Public School district. Fellows receive personalized coaching, resources, and training throughout the program, and ongoing support once schools are launched. Innovation School Fellowship alumni have launched 15 IPS Innovation Network Schools.

Charter School Fellowship

Charter schools in Indianapolis are fully autonomous, yet accountable to their authorizer for a high level of quality and student results. Charter School Fellows receive funding, training, and personalized support to ensure their success. Charter School Fellowship alumni have launched seven public charter schools in Indianapolis.

Relay School Leader Fellowships

The Mind Trust partners with Relay Graduate School of Education to select Fellows for the National Principals Academy Fellowship, National Principal Supervisors Academy Fellowship, and Instructional Leaders Professional Development. Fellows in this highly-sought-after and valued program gain concrete skills in instructional, cultural, and school systems leadership.

Education Entrepreneur Fellowship

The Education Entrepreneur Fellowship funds leaders who will launch a nonprofit organization aimed at addressing specific barriers in our education system that impact students and families. Fellows receive full funding for one to two years, as well as ongoing resources and support. Previously successful ventures have impacted teacher retention, parent advocacy, and created a unified enrollment system.

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