It’s Indy Turn Now: Teach Indy Now Launches


There is Teach 901, which is geared towards recruiting more teachers to Memphis. There is Make Your Mark in Denver, which is geared towards recruiting more teachers specifically teachers of color to Denver. Now it is Indianapolis turn. Teach Indy Now launches today! The Teach Indy Theme is “This is Why You Teach” The goal is to highlight the many reasons why individuals have selected Indianapolis as a great place to teach. One of the great features on the website will be a job portal to directly connect interested teachers to job openings across Indianapolis’ public charter school sector and Indianapolis Public Schools. The beautiful thing about Teach Indy is it showcases the collaboration that happens in the education sector in the city. Jackie Gantzer, Director of Talent Strategy at the Mind Trust, says

“The Teach Indy website celebrates the stories of real Indianapolis teachers and provides interested educators with an up-to-date job board, snapshots of our city’s schools, and resources to help teacher learn about life and teaching in Indianapolis. Following the recommendations of our advisory committee and learnings from similar campaigns in other cities, Teach Indy target mid-career teachers with urban school experience, with a focus on cities that are already seeing residents relocate to Indianapolis. Since this is the first year, we don’t have any baseline data indicating what outcomes we should expect. However, we will be closely monitoring the campaign’s effectiveness this year to determine which strategies and approaches prove to attract the greatest number of educators, and will work to expand on those strategies next year.”

This is an exciting time for the city. I am a lifelong Hoosier who loves this city. I believe this is the educational melting pot and place where educators all over the country can come and thrive as educators. Why I Teach:

I teach in Indy because there is no place like it. Indy offers endless opportunities for educators to thrive. The children and the community deserves the best and the brightest to come and make a difference. Indianapolis is place that values education and values innovation. There are many opportunities for educators to grown and perfect their craft. Indianapolis is also a place where educators can grow personally along with professional. Indy has the big city entertainment with a small city feel. There are things to do for recent college graduates and teachers with families who are looking to relocate. Come to Indy. Teach in Indy. Grow in Indy. Become Indy.

Official press release can be found by clicking here



David McGuire

Mr. McGuire is a middle school teacher in Indianapolis, Teach Plus Policy Fellow, and currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana State University for Educational Leadership. Driven by the lack of having an African American male teacher in his classrooms growing up, David helped launched the Educate ME Foundation, which is geared towards increasing the number of African American male teachers in the classroom. A born and raised Hoosier, he is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for all students in Indianapolis. He describes his educational beliefs as a reformer grounded in the best practices of traditional public schools, where he was mentored by strong leaders. David graduated from Central State University with a degree in English and also holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.