Kurtis Indorf currently serves as the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for Great Hearts America, a national education organization serving over 23,000 students in multiple states, and as the Founder and President of Great Hearts Nova, a new Great Hearts entity designing, building, and operating revolutionary learning models for students and families. Within Great Hearts Nova’s first year, Kurtis grew a team from 0 to over 110, scaled charter operations into two states, launched Great Hearts’ first private pay offering, designed two new educational models, raised over $5M, and served 1,000+ students.
Mr. Indorf joined Great Hearts Texas in 2019 as the Executive Director of Instruction, charged with launching and leading a new strategy and team to support strong instruction and achievement across Great Hearts' growing school network in Texas as well as direct school turnaround. He also currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Compass Rose Education, a high performing and rapidly growing charter network in Central Texas.
Previously, Mr. Indorf served in various leadership roles at KIPP Public Charter Schools, including Chief Academic Officer, Chief People Officer, Deputy Chief of Academics, and Head of Schools. As Chief Academic Officer, Kurtis led a team to achieve significant growth in the priority areas of SPED, Math, and Science including a $300k budget cut and staffing restructure in SPED while simultaneously increasing the passing rate for students with IEPs by 24.2% in one year.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Indorf served in multiple leadership roles at Achievement First. As a third- and fourth-year teacher, Kurtis architected and led the strategy and training behind Achievement First’s “Process-based Assessment” composition strategy, leading AF Amistad High School to achieve the 2nd highest 2011 Writing testing scores in Connecticut and the highest state test scores at Achievement First. Kurtis started teaching with Teach For America.
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