Indi Ekanayake

Thriving Learning Communities Program Specialist

Indi joined Mayerson Academy in August 2019 as TLC Program Specialist. After receiving degrees from Ohio State (BS in Health Sciences) and the University of Pennsylvania (MS in Urban Education), and teaching high school science and coaching novice teachers in Philadelphia, he moved to Seattle to help open Rainier Prep as the founding 5th and 8th grade science teacher and the school’s first Dean of Instruction. His experience is grounded in student-centered instruction, restorative practices, and building positive culture in Title I schools. In addition to his work with schools, Indi helped start the Prosocial Supper Club (PSC) in 2017, an informal group combining family-style meals and fundraising for progressive non-profits. He’s really excited to bring PSC and his passion for educational equity back to his hometown of Cincinnati.