Aerionna Martin

Aerionna Martin

2021 NACSA Leader

Assistant Director of Strategic Planning, Indianapolis Mayor’s OEI

Aerionna Martin serves as the Assistant Director of Strategic Planning in the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation (OEI). The office oversees over 40 charter schools, serving nearly 20,000 students. She began at OEI as a Governance Performance Analyst, holding charter school boards accountable and supporting them in filling their gaps. In her present role, she leads OEI’s governance work and manages the office’s site visit protocol. Aerionna began her career as a Teach for America corps member and taught middle school English Language Arts in an Indianapolis elementary school. Aerionna holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.


Most Recent Posts
Navigating Equity: Watch Out for Traps and Tropes
SECOND IN A SERIES When we pursue equity within our educational institutions, complexities and challenges can arise.  The path towards equity goes beyond a checklist of tasks or compliance measures:...
ESSER and the Fiscal Cliff
Big changes are on the horizon for charter school authorizers and the schools in their portfolios: the end of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Managing this change will...
NACSA passes the mic to EnTere Ed Collective
As we think about the future of education—especially for kids who look like us—it’s hard not to also reflect on where we’ve come from. Countless folx of color have paved...