Office of Education Innovation - City of Indianapolis
Patrick McAlister is Director of the Office of Education Innovation (OEI) for the City of Indianapolis. OEI is a charter school authorizer with responsibility of 45 schools that serve over 18000 students. He is board chair of Enroll Indy a unified enrollment system that provides families equitable enrollment access to traditional public and charter schools. In 2020 Patrick served as chair of the Indianapolis eLearning Fund a $4.5 million corporate and philanthropic effort that supported schools students and families as the city shifted to remote learning.Prior to joining the OEI team Patrick served as Director of Policy for the Indiana Department of Education. His primary responsibility was managing the development of Indiana’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. Previously Patrick worked at Teach Plus-Indiana where he supported teachers advocating for expanding teacher leadership roles and increasing educator pay. Patrick started his career as a teacher. He taught grades 5-12 in both traditional public and public charter schools.