The Mind Trust Hires Two

Posted: Updated:
Tina Seymour and Jordan Johnson Tina Seymour and Jordan Johnson

The Mind Trust has hired Tina Seymour as senior director of school support and Jordan Johnson as manager of school support. Both will support the nonprofit's efforts to more than double the number of students attending high-quality public schools within the boundaries of Indianapolis Public Schools. Seymour will assist in The Mind Trust’s expansion of its school support strategy, which provides school-specific and city-wide training and support to network executives, school leaders, and teachers. She will implement, refine, and continue to develop a suite of supports that currently includes long-range strategic planning, executive coaching for network leaders, deep instructional systems support, and capacity-building for schools seeking to grow.

Seymour brings more than 20 years of experience in education to her new role, having served as head of school of Northview Middle School in Washington Township, a nationally-recognized International Baccalaureate World School. In 2014, she became founder and president of Strategic Learning Solutions, an association of educators that provides educational consulting and professional development to K-16 schools. She earned a B.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Indianapolis and an M.S. in Educational Administration from Butler University.

Johnson will coordinate communications and events with schools and other education organizations, monitor changes in state policy, and ensure alignment between The Mind Trust’s school supports work and other focus areas. Previously, she served as a legislative fellow with the Indiana State Board of Education, where she analyzed a variety of public policy issues impacting K-12 education in Indiana and helped brief members of the board. Prior to that, Johnson was a Teach For America corps member and taught high school social studies for three years in Mississippi and Indianapolis. She earned an M.A. in Public History from American University and a B.A. in African and African-American Students from Indiana State University.

  • Perspectives

    • How to Find a New Audience After Hitting a Marketing Plateau

      It may sound like a marketer’s dream scenario: efforts have proven to be so successful it appears a company has completely saturated their target audience. While it may be a good problem to have, it still may be a problem. Hitting a marketing plateau is an opportunity for companies in any industry to reevaluate, re-energize and come to the table with new ideas for better understanding existing customers and engaging new audiences.



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • Shaina Keck

      Pier 48 Manager Named

      FK Restaurant Group has named Shaina Keck sales and banquet manager for Pier 48 Fish House and Bar in downtown Indianapolis. She previously served in sales at Kilroy's Bar & Grill. Keck is a graduate of Indiana University Kelly School of Business with a bachelor of science degree in finance and accounting with a concentration in international studies.  
    • Julie Bondy Roberts

      How Barry Manilow Can Help Tame Your LinkedIn Stage Fright

      My former co-work, Rita, loved Barry Manilow.  She often wore a T-shirt that said, “Never Underestimate the Power of a Barry Manilow Song.” She loved him so much that in one week, she saw him once in Indianapolis and the following weekend she drove up to Chicago to see him. She was our receptionist – and I guarantee you she ate Ramen noodles for a few days to make those two concerts happen. 

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Crews Start Demolition of Carson's in Hammond

      The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s. 

    • (photo courtesy of WTHR-TV)

      Andrew Luck Retiring from NFL

      In a shocking development following the Indianapolis Colts' preseason loss to the Chicago Bears, quarterback Andrew Luck has announced his retirement from the NFL. Luck, who did not play in Saturday's game, said the number of injuries he has suffered throughout his professional career "has taken my joy of this game away." Luck teared up during a news conference in which he made his announcement. "After 2016 where I played in pain and was unable to regularly...

    • (Image courtesy of Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District)

      Michigan City Commits $12M to South Shore Track Project

      The Michigan City Common Council has formally committed to contribute $12 million towards the proposed $416 million Double Track project for the South Shore commuter line. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the council voted unanimously to pay $7 million upfront and finance the remaining $5 million through a 20-year bond issue.