Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown


The Mind Trust

Since 2018, Brandon Brown has served as CEO of The Mind Trust, leading the organization’s groundbreaking work to provide every Indianapolis student with a great school. He formerly served as The Mind Trust’s Senior Vice President for Education Innovation, focusing on the Innovation School Fellowship, a unique partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools to incubate high-quality Innovation Network Schools. Before joining The Mind Trust, Brandon served as the city of Indianapolis’ charter schools director under former Mayor Greg Ballard, overseeing 35 charter schools and four turnaround schools serving nearly 15,000 students. He has served in several leadership roles with Teach For America, including managing director of community partnerships in the Indianapolis office. Brandon was a Teach for America corps member and taught English at Carnahan High School in St. Louis. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He serves on the community advisory committee for the Indianapolis eLearning Fund and is a board member for the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. He has been an advisory board member for Teach Plus-Indianapolis; statewide council member for the Indiana Center for Family, School, and Community Partnerships; and member of the Central Indiana Education Alliance. Brandon was selected by Indianapolis Business Journal for its “40 Under 40”

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

3:00 pm
3:40 pm

Knife’s Edge: System Change in K-12

Coronado A, Level 4