Teachers and Aspiring Teachers

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Developing Indianapolis educators

Our city’s teachers deserve support and investment so that their students can have the best classroom experience possible. The Mind Trust is proud to invest in strategies, programs, and events that aim to increase the number of high-quality, diverse educators in Indianapolis.

Educators Assistance

The Mind Trust’s Educators Assistance program aims to to eliminate the financial barrier of additional education to help Center Township teachers advance their careers and grow as professionals. Teachers can apply for up to $5,000 for advanced degrees, additional certifications, conferences, and more.

Teach Indy

The Mind Trust is proud to be a founding partner of Teach Indy, along with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation. The initiative is designed to recruit, develop, reward, and retain more outstanding educators for Indianapolis schools.

Whether you are looking for a resource on curriculum, professional development, or health and wellness, Teach Indy has you covered. Their wide range of educator resources have been collected from our partners and schools in Indianapolis and across the state.

Become a teacher in Indianapolis

The Mind Trust has recruited three national nonprofit teacher training programs to Indianapolis to help recruit and prepare exceptional talent for our schools. Teach For America Indianapolis, TNTP’s Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, and Relay Graduate School of Education’s Teaching Residency have created critical teacher pipelines for Indianapolis schools. Together, these programs have placed more than 1,600 educators in Indianapolis classrooms.

Teach Plus Indiana

Teach Plus Indiana’s mission is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Teachers from across the state learn how policy is made and how it impacts their classroom. They provide teachers with training and opportunities to change and influence policies at the school, district, and state level—achieving change in schools and in the broader education system.