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  • Teachers & Licensed Professionals

    The possibilities for our students are endless when they are impacted and inspired by educators and licensed specialists who unlock their potential. Our diversity of school options offer a variety of unique experiences, making IPS an ideal place to work for teachers, instructional leaders, & licensed specialists looking to find their perfect fit.

    Opportunity Culture

    IPS has adopted an Opportunity Culture model for teachers to develop a world class staff for our students. This innovative staffing structure creates high impact roles for exceptional teachers by increasing the number of students they reach and investing in their ongoing development.

    Becoming a Teacher or Substitute Teacher

    Indianapolis Public Schools maintains a strong partnership with transition to teach programs Teach for America and Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, and proudly employs many of their recruits each year. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher and having a greater impact on IPS students, these programs are a great option!

    If you are interested in substitute teaching with the Indianapolis Public Schools, please submit your employment application to the Parallel Education Division.

    Additional Teacher Information & Opportunties


    School Leaders & District Administrators

    Successful schools thrive because they are led by strong leaders that empower teachers and students to achieve their full potential. IPS provides a rare level of autonomy that supports our administrators in their unique cultivation of school culture, teacher talent, and initiatives. If you are eager to develop resilient teachers that will combat the achievement gap, explore the various leadership opportunities available in IPS.


    School Support & Central Office

    Students’ success in the classroom is attributed to far more than just teachers; it takes different departments and individuals to ensure students are taken care of during their school day.

    At IPS, every member of the team can have a meaningful impact; there are countless ways to utilize your unique skills and grow your career – all while making a real difference for our kids, our schools, and our community.

IPS Diversity Statement

  • Indianapolis Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity school corporation which strives to deliver educational excellence, equitable access, and quality service to our students and families. IPS recognizes the educational and social value of human differences and their various forms. IPS is committed to an inclusive approach which affirms and embraces all aspects of diversity. We are strengthened by our unique knowledge, experiences, interests, hopes, challenges, cultures, traditions and families. We engage families as partners in education through trusting relationships built on culturally responsive two-way communication and mutual respect.

    Recognizing our diversity, we are committed to equity in all of our work. We seek to allocate resources to eliminate discrimination and disparities. We strive to eliminate prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance and bridge gaps between and among our diverse students, families, staff and communities.

    Our approach to diversity and commitment to fairness ensure that the students we serve are empowered to succeed in college, career, military and life.

IPS Anti-Discrimination Statement