Indianapolis-based education nonprofit The Mind Trust has announced three members of its seventh cohort of school leaders for public schools. Tariq Al-Nasir (pictured) of Indianapolis, Morrise Harbour (pictured) of Washington D.C. and Francisco Valdiosera of Indianapolis will spend one to two years developing school models to attract and retain talent.

Harbour and Valdiosera were picked for the Innovation School Fellowship to attract educators and develop IPS Innovation Network Schools. Al-Nasir was selected for the Charter School Fellowship to design a STEM-focused middle school in partnership with Eastern Star Church’s The ROCK initiative. 

“Our city has set a national standard for high-quality charter school authorizing, which has been supported by The Mind Trust’s School Fellowships,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Indianapolis students benefit when school leaders have the time and resources to engage the community, develop a high-quality school model, and hire a team focused on developing equitable outcomes for all.”

Al-Nasir has received a Master of Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Doctorate of Engineering from Stanford University. Harbour holds a bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University, a master’s from Saint John’s University and a master’s from Georgetown University. Valdiosera earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree from Butler University.




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