School Director / Phillis Wheatley Community School
Diana has seventeen years of experience in urban education and is currently serving in her 11th year as School Director at Phillis Wheatley Community School Wheatley was recognized as a 2017 Top Growth School. Diana is a National Principal Academy’s Fellow.
Principal / Lake Forest Charter School
Robert has twenty-two years of experience in urban education and is the current principal at Lake Forest Charter School, which enjoys maintaining a school letter grade of “A”. Lake Forest has the second highest School Performance Score in New Orleans Public Schools and was recognized as a 2019 Top Gains and Equity Honoree. Robert is a Xavier University graduate and completed the Alliance for Diversity and Excellence leadership program in 2019.
High School Principal / Lusher Charter School
Steve is currently serving in his fourth year as High School Principal at Lusher Charter School. In 2019, Lusher earned an “A” letter grade, had the second highest School Performance Score in New Orleans Public High Schools, and was a Top Gains and Equity Honoree. Lusher has also been named a Gold Medal High School by US News and World Report.
School Director / Dolores T. Aaron Academy
John has five years as a kindergarten through fourth grade Principal and is currently serving in his fourth year as School Director of Dolores T. Aaron Academy. Dolores T. Aaron is the highest performing school in the ReNew Network of schools and scored above the top growth average for ELA and Math in 2019.
Principal / Paul Habans Charter School
Elisabeth is currently serving in her fifth year as Principal of Paul Habans Charter School. Habans has earned an “A” Progress Index grade for the last three years, and last year, the school had the thurd highest growth rate for ELA and the fourth highest growth for Math in NOLA Public Schools. Elisabeth is a Relay Principal’s Supervisor PProgram participant.
School Director / Samuel J. Green Charter School
Ava is currently serving in her twelfth year as School Director of Samuel J. Green Charter School. She also celebrates being named a 2019 Semi-Finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year. Green is the second highest performing FirstLine School and had the fifth highest Math growth in New Orleans Public Schools. Ava is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education from Xavier University.
Head of School / Homer Plessy Community School
Megan is currently serving in her third year as Head of School at Homer Plessy Community School. In 2019, Homer Plessy increased their letter grade and earned an “A” for Progress Index. The school also had the second highest ELA growth in New Orleans Public Schools.
Chief of School / Community Academies
Nicole has 25 years of experience in urban education and served seven years as a Principal at Esperanza Charter School. Esperanza is a 2019 Top Gains Honoree and earned an “A” Progress Index grade. Nicole is a National Principal’s Academy Fellow.
Principal / Bricolage Academy of New Orleans
Antigua has thirteen years of experience in education and is currently serving in her fourth year as Principal at Bricolage Academy. In 2019, Bricolage earned a “B” letter grade and had the sixth highest ELA growth in New Orleans Public Schools. Antigua is a National Principal’s Academy Fellow and part of the New School’s Venture Fund’s Invent Cohort.