March 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools received honorable mention in
the first-ever Great District for Great Teachers initiative! We join just eight
districts named as Great Districts and four other honorable mentions, based on
the excellence of our system in developing, valuing and supporting our best

The award affirms how our teachers, principals,
administrators and other members of our district family have collaborated on
effective policies and practices, which makes IPS a great place for great
teachers to work.

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) created this
award to recognize and celebrate districts doing the most to attract, support
and retain great teachers. NCTQ is a national nonprofit organization committed
to modernizing the teaching profession so that all children have effective
teachers and every teacher gains the opportunity to become effective.

This recognition shows that IPS’ programs are helping our teachers do more for our students.

According to Great District’s, Indianapolis Public Schools is to be commended for creating innovative teacher leadership roles and staffing structures that increase the impact of highly effective teachers. Through the district’s Opportunity Culture initiative, teachers can take on leadership roles that allow them to work with other teachers while maintaining a classroom presence. These teacher leaders can earn up to $18,300 more than their base salary.