The Orleans Parish School Board will interview 15 superintendent candidates. See who they are.

Mar, 2022

Entering the next phase of its months-long, nationwide search for a new superintendent of New Orleans public schools, the Orleans Parish School Board has extended interview offers to 15 candidates, public records released late Tuesday show.

The board’s interviews will be Thursday and Friday.

The candidates are: 

  • Angela Beck, superintendent of Redesign Schools Louisiana 
  • Jawan Brown-Alexander, chief of schools for New Schools for New Orleans
  • Meria Carstarphen, head of an education consulting group and former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools
  • Charles A. Grandson, chief equity and strategy officer of Boston Public Schools
  • Torina Lewis, associate executive director for meetings and professional services at American Mathematical Society
  • Brian Metcalf, CEO of Tindley Accelerated Schools in Indianapolis
  • Orlando Ramos-Domenech, founding principal at Real Journeys Academies Charter Schools in California 
  • Thomas Rogers, assistant superintendent of Memphis-Shelby County Schools
  • Marshall Tuck, head of education recovery and strategic advisor at Great Public Schools Now in Los Angeles 
  • Cherie Washington, chief of schools and student support at the Fort Worth, Texas, Independent School District
  • Bobby White, founder and CEO of Frayser Community Schools in Memphis
  • Avis Williams, superintendent of Selma, Alabama, Public Schools 
  • Andre Wright, senior vice president of Educational Transformation and MGT Consulting in Tampa
  • Jermall Wright, founding superintendent of Mississippi Achievement School District
  • Caprice Young, president of Education Growth Group in Los Angeles 

Current NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. is leaving the position in June after a run of more than seven years, during which he oversaw the return of schools from state to local oversight and the formation of the  only all-charter system in the U.S. The School Board has said they hope to have the new superintendent hired by April so the two can overlap.  


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