Managing Director of Talent Strategy / KIPP New Orleans
Diana has over a decade of experience serving as School Director of FirstLine’s Phillis Wheatley Community School (formerly John Dibert). She currently serves as Managing Director of Talent Strategy at KIPP New Orleans. Diana is a National Principals Academy Fellow.
In Memoriam – Former Principal at Lake Forest Charter School
Robert had over two decades of experience in urban education and was the principal at Lake Forest Charter School, which maintains 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 was a Xavier University graduate and completed the Alliance for Diversity and Excellence leadership program in 2019.
CEO / Audubon Charter Schools
Steve is the CEO of Audubon Schools, a network of schools that offer Montessori and French programming. Prior to his CEO role with Audubon Schools, Steve served as High School Principal at Lusher Charter School, which was named a Gold Medal High School by US News and World Report. Steve was the founding principal of East Harlem Scholars Academy II, and holds a doctorate from Northeastern University.
Director of Instructional Support / Instruction Partners
John has over a decade of leadership experience working in schools, five of which was as School Director of ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Academy. During that time, Dolores T. Aaron has consistently been the top academic performing school in the ReNEW Schools charter network, and in the top 15% of all public schools in Louisiana with comparable students demographics. John currently serves as Director of Instructional Support with Instruction Partners.
Managing Director of Schools at KIPP Northern California
Elisabeth served as Principal of Paul Habans Charter School. Under her leadership, Habans earned an “A” Progress Index grade and, in 2019, the school had the third highest growth rate for ELA and the fourth highest growth for Math in NOLA Public Schools. Elisabeth is a Relay Principal’s Supervisor Program participant. Elisabeth currently serves as the Managing Director of Schools at KIPP Northern California.
School Director / Samuel J. Green Charter School
Ava has served as School Director of Samuel J. Green Charter School for over a decade. She was 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 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 Schools / Community Academies
Nicole has over two decades 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.
Chief Executive Officer / Bricolage Academy of New Orleans
Antigua has over a decade of experience in education and is currently serving as the CEO 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.