Brandon Cosby is the newly appointed Executive Director of Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc., Indiana’s oldest community service agency for the Black Community focused on moving people from crisis and instability to a place of self-reliance and independence.  Prior to coming to Flanner House, Brandon was a Senior Education Leadership Specialist at Amplify Education Services.  While at Amplify, he was responsible for developing and delivering on-site and remote individual and group coaching to principals, teacher leaders, and district-level leaders. Additionally, Brandon designs and provides Community and Parent Engagement Strategies that center on developing academic support networks for students.  Before joining the team at Amplify, Brandon was the Founding Principal at Shortridge Magnet High School for Law & Public Policy in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He also served as the Senior Fellow for High School Transformation at the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at The University of Indianapolis.  While there, Brandon helped develop and train more the 40 school administrators and instructional coaches.  He has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and a founding member of the first charter high school in the state of Indiana.  He holds a B.S.  from University of Indianapolis, and a M.A.T in Ed. Leadership from Oakland City University.  Additionally, Brandon is an anti-racist activist and works in numerous communities around the country advocating for children of color..  Mr. Cosby is happily married to his wife, Former IPS Board Commissioner, Gayle Cosby.  They have four kids: Darius (23), Sierra (21), Zion (13), and Kenji (6).

bdcosby@flannerhouse.org