Mission & Core Values

Our mission is to deliver on the promise of excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans.
To guide our work, we have established a set of core values that we rely on to fulfill that mission.


We are accountable to the students of New Orleans. We are driven by results. We cultivate innovation and change. We overcome challenges.


We hold ourselves and others to high standards. We don’t opt for the easy way out. We use our setbacks and successes to continuously improve. We lead by example.


We approach our work with enthusiasm and contagious positivity. We keep kids first. We let the possibilities excite us. We wear the shoes of others.


We maintain honesty and integrity and communicate openly. We recognize that diversity is an organizational strength and do the right thing for the many, not the few. We always factor in systemic and generational inequity.

Read about our Strategic Priorities.

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