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Thursday, September 10, 2020 ******************************* For Immediate Release
The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence Announces 18 Fellows Selected for Its 2020-2021 Senior Leadership Institute Cohort
NEW ORLEANS - The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence (ADE), an organization dedicated to developing and training diverse educators to become highly effective leaders who achieve results for students and the community, announced today the selection of 18 fellows for its 2020-2021 Senior Leadership Institute (SLI) cohort. The SLI is an 8-month leadership development program for educators that includes mentorship, professional development workshops, and ongoing support to become senior leaders within charter management organizations, traditional school districts, and comparable educational leadership settings.

“Investing in this remarkable group of fellows demonstrates ADE’s long-term commitment to the growth and advancement of leaders of color in New Orleans and the surrounding areas,” said Jamar McKneely Inspire NOLA Schools CEO and Alliance for Diversity & Excellence member. “I offer my congratulations to the 2020-2021 cohort members, and I know that this year’s cohort will play an integral role in the educational futures of our students and communities.”

In the ADE Senior Leadership Institute, each fellow participates in professional development sessions in Personal Leadership, Performance Management, Political Acumen, Finance and Operations, Instructional Leadership, and Community Engagement. Every leader has been assigned a veteran mentor to assist in coaching and development.

This group represents 12 educational organizations in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, St. Charles Parish, and Baton Rouge.

The newly named 2020-2021 ADE Senior Leadership Institute Cohort members are:

  • Jasmine Bergeron, Élan Academy Charter School
  • Laci Blondell, InspireNOLA Charter Schools
  • Edward Carter, InspireNOLA Charter Schools
  • Lindsay Carter, Warren Easton Charter High School
  • Ashley Daniels, Einstein Charter School
  • Jeremy Geary, InspireNOLA Charter Schools
  • Ingrid Jackson, InspireNOLA Charter Schools
  • Curtis London, InspireNOLA Charter Schools
  • LeNeshia Markey, St. Charles Parish
  • Latoya Marshall, Community Academies of New Orleans
  • J’Vann Martin, New Orleans College Prep
  • Troy McCormick, KIPP New Orleans
  • Larry Minor, Geo Prep (Baton Rouge)
  • Zachary Moss, Jefferson Rise Charter School
  • Bianca Romero, Arise Schools
  • Sophia Scott, Collegiate Academies
  • Aron Walker, KIPP New Orleans
  • Toyia Washington-Kendrick, Community Academies of New Orleans

About The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence

The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence is a group of African-American educators and community leaders who advocate for quality schools and autonomy for school leaders to inspire all students, parents, and leaders. The primary goal of the ADE is to develop and train senior leaders that will be prepared to lead high-performing charter networks that achieve results for students.
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