Teaching in Indianapolis gives you the chance to work in a city where education is prioritized and innovation is thriving.
Candidates for our open jobs should have a desire to work in an urban environment serving the heart of Indianapolis.
With so many schools to choose from—each offering a unique educational model and program—you can find the right fit for your teaching style.
On the map, click on a pin to find out school information. Or scroll the list below to get a brief overview.
Our cities innovative educational landscape includes many unique school for students and teachers to find their just right ‘fit’.
Indianapolis Public Schools’ (IPS) Innovation Network Schools
Innovation Network Schools are public schools that are part of IPS, governed by a board of directors. These schools have autonomy to make school-level decisions (i.e. start time, special programs, salaries), that best meet the needs of their unique school community.
District-run schools are traditional schools in the district in the sense that they are managed by Indianapolis Public Schools.
Independent Charter Schools
Nonprofit charter schools are public schools that are governed by a board of directors and have the autonomy to make school-level decisions. They are independent of a district, but are accountable to an authorizer, like the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation.
Educators in Indianapolis are dedicated to their classrooms and community.
Learn more about the impact our educators are having on our city.
Teacher of the Year
The 2019-2020 school year was an interesting year for teachers, school leaders and students across Indianapolis and beyond. Through it all, teachers continued to be the stabilizing force for our city. The Office of Education Innovation and The Mind Trust were honored to recognize 11 educators as finalists for OEI’S Teacher of the Year.
Learn more about the Teach of the Year Award here.
Read more about these amazing educators on our blog!
Schools in the News: KIPP Chalkbeat Story
School of Adaptation: How an Indianapolis high school is getting to know students virtually. Because teachers at KIPP Indy Legacy High School are not in the same room with students, they are striving to find new ways to keep their attention in class and push them to do schoolwork. Read more here
Schools in the News: IPS Teacher of the Year
From dissecting animals and building mousetrap vehicles to chemical scavenger hunts and building rockets to launch, Hesser’s class is a favorite destination for his students. Learn more about the IPS 2021 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Jack Hesser here
Women & Hi Tech: Leading Light Awards
The first-ever Women & Hi Tech Virtual Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala (LLAs) was held on October 1, 2020. This signature, biennial event celebrated the achievements of Indiana women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and new this year, diversity, equity, and inclusion champions, as well as male allies. We are pleased to recognize school leader, Keeanna Warren, Purdue-Polytechnic North as an award recipient. Read more here.