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School Board President Academy - New Orleans


The challenge of providing equity and excellence in educational contexts is one of the most common obstacles faced by school board members.  This module is designed to provide participants with the theoretical and practical tools needed to overcome today’s educational challenges in their roles focused on district governance. This workshop supports the full professional and personal growth in ways previously not offered to school board members. Our design facilitates the exploration and learning of key issues, concepts, ideas, understandings, and practices in American education. Throughout this two day workshop, participants will engage with challenging ideas, reflect on contemporary practices, and undertake serious revision of existing solutions and remedies.  Further, participants will understand their conflict resolution style and how to engage others by better understanding their ways of engaging.  Because of this learning experience, participants will leave as more able conflict mediators, more culturally aware and mindful leaders, and more effective at participating in a discourse about equity in schools.

Registration Information


  • $99


  • TBA

Workshop Admission, Lunch Ticket, Materials

Registration Closes:  

Registration limited to 30 school board members and public official in under-served communities

Cancellation policy:  No Refunds

Facilitator - School Board President Academy
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Dr. Brian K. Perkins
Director, Urban Education Leaders Collaborative
Teachers College Columbia University

Dr. Perkins has been a university professor and university administrator in education for over 20 years and served as the national president of the Council of Urban Boards of Education.  He served as president for the New Haven Board of Education and was a member for almost 12 years and was on the board of directors for the National School Boards Association for four years.  He currently serves as a coach and consultant to public school boards in several states and is an expert in urban education leadership development.  Dr. Perkins received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Grambling State University in Louisiana and his professional and doctoral degrees from Yale University School of Medicine and Columbia University respectively

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