Patrick Jones

Guest Blogger

Senior Vice President, The Mind Trust

Indianapolis, Indiana

Patrick Jones is Senior Vice President of Leadership and Equity at The Mind Trust. Patrick leads The Mind Trust’s implementation of racial equity priorities and commitments.

Before joining The Mind Trust in 2018, Patrick served as director of secondary schools for Tindley Accelerated Schools, where he coached principals and oversaw the development of instructional systems at the Indianapolis-based network of six charter schools.

In 2011, Patrick led the founding of Tindley Preparatory Academy as its first principal. Under his leadership, the school earned four consecutive A letter grades on the Indiana Department of Education’s school accountability framework. Before becoming principal, he taught at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, where he led the improvement of his eighth grade students’ Algebra End of Course Assessment pass rate from 45% to 91% proficiency.

Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Fisk University and a master’s degree from California State Dominguez Hills. He is pursuing an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Marian University.

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