Tindley Accelerated Schools Announces New Network President

Indianapolis, Ind. –  Tindley Accelerated Schools’ Board of Directors has named a new Network President, Jonathan Q. Harris, Ed.D. “Following a thorough and energizing search process for our new leader, we are thrilled to bring Dr. Harris on board as Tindley’s new president,” said Hilary Buttrick, chair of the Tindley board, and Associate Dean of Academics at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business. “Dr. Harris has had a rich and diverse career in education, from classroom instruction to improving resources for teachers, to leading schools in a variety of capacities. We are confident that Dr. Harris’ leadership, enthusiasm, and passion for improving education will serve Tindley students, families and staff extremely well. Dr. Harris’ strategy and vision for what Tindley can help our students achieve is inspiring.”


As Network President, Dr, Harris will ensure that Tindley delivers an outstanding college preparatory experience for Tindley scholars. “I am excited to build on Tindley’s legacy of strong academics, and I look forward to working closely with the Board and Tindley’s faculty to create a dynamic learning environment for our scholars,” said Dr. Harris.


Dr. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Alabama A&M University, a master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision from Ball State University, and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Ball State University.


For more than 20 years, Dr. Harris has served as a music teacher, vocal/instrumental instructor, Advanced Placement coordinator, and school administrator. He joined Herron High School in 2006 and served there as an instructor, Dean of Students, and Assistant Head of School, before becoming Vice President of Academics at Indianapolis Classical Schools.


Tindley Accelerated Schools, in cooperation with parents and the broader community, empowers students – regardless of their past academic performance – to become successful learners who graduate with the capacity for rigorous college opportunities. Tindley provides a powerful learning experience that intellectually engages, inspires, and spurs academic achievement through a challenging and interactive college-preparatory curriculum. Tindley operates Tindley Summit Academy, Tindley Genesis Academy and Charles A. Tindley Accelerated Middle and High School.