Your Alternative Newsletter!
News, Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 *********************** For Immediate Release
The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence Recognizes New Orleans Black Educators Who Inspire Other Educators 
Mervin Jackson, Chief Executive Officer and Principal
of Warren Easton Charter High School
Melvin Jackson - CEO & Principal_Warren_Easton_Charter_High
NEW ORLEANS - The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence (ADE), an organization that advocates for quality schools and offers support and mentorship for educators, continues their "Leaders Who Inspire Us," digital campaign. The campaign highlights educational leaders who are guiding and influencing other educators in their field. This month, ADE recognizes Mervin Jackson, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Warren Easton Charter High School.

1. How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization?

I believe the best way to encourage creative thinking is to create an environment that gives everyone a voice and the ability to “think outside of the box.” It is also important to emphasize that there are no bad ideas!

2. Name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as an educational leader?

Mrs. Alexina Medley, a veteran educator who served New Orleans students for more than three decades and the former Principal and CEO of Warren Easton Charter High School, has and continues to impact me as a leader. She has always mentored and coached me to ensure I am being a visionary leader for children.

3. What are a few resources you would recommend to someone looking to gain insight into becoming a better leader in the educational sector?

The best resource I would recommend to someone looking for insight into becoming a better leader is having a mentor that you trust and can be open with at all times.

4. What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time or looking to pursue a leadership role?

The best advice I would give a prospective leader is to be an active listener, be honest, flexible, patient, and student-centered.

5. Why do you think it's important for Black educators to participate in leadership programs such as the Alliance for Diversity & Excellence?

It gives leaders of color a space to share ideas, uplift, and mentor as well as a platform to have a collective voice.

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.

Follow ADE 
Your Alternative Newsletter - News, Arts, Culture & Entertainment 
Vincent T. Sylvain
Newswire Service

The New Orleans Agenda newsletter is the leading local alternative for information on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region. A provider of turnkey Web-Based Internet Marketing Services, we specialize in servicing community and faith-based entities, corporate and professional organizations, and arts & cultural interest events. 

The New Orleans Agenda newsletter has received more than 12 Million Page Views! 
Let us introduce you to our audience.

#NewOrleansAgenda

Sylvain Solutions
Public Relations


The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we do business with our customers. As such, 21st Century promotion requires a balance of e-technology with the art of persuasion. Using years of Web experience; the latest best-practice approaches; a responsive support system; and a proven database; market share is optimized. 

We implement creative customized communication campaigns designed to impact our clients' specific goals. We have a history which is unmatched and unparalleled; while diverse in our experience we specialize in the following areas:

- Internet Marketing / Web Development
- Media Relations
- Political Campaign
- Public Policy
- Entertainment Promotion & Special Events
- Earned/Free Media Placement.



Vincent T. Sylvain, President
The New Orleans Agenda 
#NewOrleansAgenda


Expert Solutions for Your Communication Needs!

Opinions expressed on this mailing are not necessarily the views of The New Orleans Agenda, POLICAMP, Inc., or Vincent Sylvain unless explicitly stated.
Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.


The New Orleans Agenda | 5627 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122 |
Email: Vincent@SylvainSolutions.com