This fall, NSNO launched the Executive Education Experience, or “E3,” to identify and develop future executive-level leadership for our city’s schools and networks.

CEOs and chief level executives are critical to the success and stability of our schools in New Orleans; their choices impact thousands of students. Through the E3 fellowship, for the first time ever, our city will have a clear way to find and prepare future leaders for those executive roles. The E3 fellowship supports an accomplished, dedicated, and intentionally diverse group of education leaders to eventually take on these important positions.

Over the two-year fellowship, the E3 fellows will develop as executive leaders in core sessions facilitated by national and local education experts, including former Secretary of Education John King and Dr. Howard Fuller. They will also receive one-on-one executive leadership coaching, and engage in a four-day retreat to learn from high-performing national charter leaders.

To find the most promising group of aspiring chief-level executives, we encouraged all current New Orleans school leaders to apply to E3. We received many strong applications; the group of fellows we chose are determined and talented, with a track record of success in school leadership. Over half of the fellows are leaders of color, and a third are New Orleans natives. Together, they also represent the diverse portfolio of schools that exist in our city; nearly half are single-site leaders.

We are proud to announce our first cohort here today:

The intentional development of these fellows will serve as a catalyst for retaining our strongest teachers. This will inspire our students to achieve better life outcomes and provide our parents more quality options of which to choose from.  We are excited that these individuals are committed to their professional growth and look forward to them serving our city for years to come.

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