Senior Analyst, Bellwether Education Partners
Indira Dammu is a Senior Analyst at a national education non-profit that is dedicated to improving outcomes for students across the country. Prior to this role, she was the Education Policy Advisor for Nashville Mayor David Briley. In this role, she led the Mayor’s policy agenda related to supporting Metro Nashville Public Schools. She also worked as a liaison between the Mayor’s Office and the Metro Nashville School Board as well as other agencies and community partners. She is a founding board member of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance, a non-profit focused on elevating and empowering teachers of color in Tennessee. She also serves as a board member for Nashville Emerging Leaders, a leadership training program for young professionals in the city. She graduated from the leadership program in 2019. She is also a 2019 Mosaic Fellow, a program that supports education leaders of color in Tennessee. In 2020, she was elected as the District 6 Executive Committeewoman for the Davidson County Democratic Party. Indira is a former classroom teacher who taught in Louisiana and Connecticut. She earned her Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University and is a first-generation immigrant from India.