The IPS Board of School Commissioners Names Superintendent Finalists

June 14, 2019 – The Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Board of School Commissioners has chosen the finalists for the IPS superintendent position.

The three finalists are:

Devon Horton

Chief of Schools for Jefferson County Public Schools

  • Horton has five years of classroom teaching experience, nine years of school leadership experience and five years of district leadership experience.

Aleesia Johnson

Interim Superintendent for Indianapolis Public Schools

  • Johnson has six years of classroom teaching experience, five years of school leadership experience and four years of district leadership experience.

Larry Young, Jr.

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education for MSD Pike Township.

  • Young has seven years of classroom experience, seven years of school leadership experience, and seven years of district leadership experience.

The Board is still accepting questions from the community for consideration during the public interviews with the finalists. The deadline to submit questions is Monday, June 17, at noon. The public interviews will take place Tuesday, June 18, starting at 5 p.m., at the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services at 120 E. Walnut St.

While not every question submitted will be asked, the Board will consider all submissions and incorporate themes and frequently asked questions into the public process when and where appropriate.

Commissioners hope to name a new superintendent by the end of June.

For a complete recap of the IPS superintendent search and selection process to date and to review the job description, click on the IPS Super Search page.