Patrick O'Donnell has led Teach For America's Indianapolis region since 2010. He joined Teach For America staff in 2005 as member of the Boston recruitment team, then worked as a school director at Teach For America's Los Angeles summer institute where he led his 93 new corps members to achieve the highest student achievement gains across all the summer institute schools. Patrick was Teach For America corps member in Los Angeles in 2003 and taught seventh and eighth grade English and ESL. He graduated from Boston College and has an M.B.A. and a master's in public policy in Georgetown University. Essay text available online here.