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
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...