Sankofa School of Success is a free Innovation School providing a Transformative School Culture using Collective Responsibility led by Content Experts.

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Tihesha Henderson, Head of School is the 2022 IPS Principal of the Year award.

"Racial Equity mindset is the condition that would be achieved if one's racial identity no longer predicted their outcome or success. As a school leader of black and brown students, racial equity is one of my main priorities" - Tihesha Henderson

Superintendent Aleesia Johnson noted: "Principal Henderson is the epitome of dedication and determination. Her tireless work at Arlington Woods has been recognized throughout the Indianapolis community and beyond. Her students and families know that she will move every mountain to secure resources, make invaluable connections and attract/retain the best and brightest staff to give her students the best the city and state have to offer."



IPS 2022 Principal of the Year
Tihesha Henderson

We are creating an environment that is safe, nurturing and seeks to meet the students' academic, social and emotional needs through mastery learning, mindfulness and a rigorous education.

A collaborative school culture focused on student learning, character development and a commitment to renewing the local community through hope, healing and high-quality education.


Transformational School Culture

When a school has a healthy culture, the professionals within it will seek the tools they need to accomplish their goal of universal student achievement; they will give a school new life by overcoming the staff division that halts transformation.

Collective Responsibility

It takes a village! Our teachers, staff, families, community partners and community leaders are all in this work to ensure that our children have support wrapping around them.

Content Experts

We intentionally provide professional development opportunities daily, weekly and monthly for our team members to grow and become the best professional. Taking care of our staff is a large factor in moving the needle with our students and their academic growth.