(September 28, 2017) Indianapolis Public Schools is pleased to announce Ahmed Young as its new Chief of Staff, which includes serving as general counsel for the district. Young will also manage issues related to risk management, IPS Police, student enrollment and assignment, human resources, and research, accountability and evaluation. The IPS Board of School Commissioners approved his appointment at tonight’s action session.

 Ahmed Young

Ahmed will join IPS from the City of Indianapolis, where he has been a key voice in Mayor Hogsett’s administration by leading the Office of Education Innovation.


“We are excited to have Ahmed join the IPS team,” said Superintendent Lewis D. Ferebee. “His wide array of education and legal experience make him a perfect fit for this new role.” 


Young earned his B.S. in Secondary Education from Indiana University in 2001, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2011. He taught for seven years in Indianapolis and in New York City schools. Upon returning to Indianapolis and completing law school, he served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. Additionally, Young practiced law at the firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP specializing in litigation and education issues, while also serving as Second Vice President focusing on government affairs with Bose Public Affairs Group.


“I am profoundly grateful for the work Ahmed has done in the Office of Education Innovation over the last two years,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Ahmed brought to the position a unique mix of experiences and his leadership has served Indianapolis students well. While it is always sad to lose someone so talented, I know Ahmed will continue to have an impact on our city’s education system through his new role at IPS.”


Ahmed has been recognized by Indiana Lawyer as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” and is a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XL. 


He will officially begin his new role on October 23.