Morris Jeff to Dedicate Jerry P. Foxworth Memorial Early Childhood Wing in Honor of Beloved Teacher
Morris Jeff Community School is dedicating the Early Childhood Wing in Honor/Memory of Jerry P. Foxworth, a lifelong teacher and inspiration at MJCS.
Friday, June 10, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Morris Jeff Community School
211 S. Lopez, New Orleans, LA 70119
Since her passing on January 29, 2014, the Morris Jeff community has mourned the loss of a beloved and remarkable teacher and friend, Mrs. Jerry Powell Foxworth. Jerry loved to inspire young, inquiring minds and was a mentor to her colleagues. Named “Teacher of the Year” twice, her passion and influence were undeniable. Jerry was a kind and graceful educator -- calm in disposition yet unwavering in her conviction to educate and mentor.
Although the pain of her loss will continue throughout the MJCS community, in her memory, MJCS will christen the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten hallway of Morris Jeff Community School the Jerry P. Foxworth Memorial Early Childhood Wing.
Louisiana Connections Academy, one of the largest K-12 public charter schools in the state with over 2100 students, will enter the 2016-2017 with Dr. Lonnie Luce, 47, as its Superintendent, announced Board Chair Wade Henderson.
Dr. Luce is recognized as one of the top public education leaders in Louisiana, having served as Superintendent of St. James Parish public schools for nine years and recognized as Louisiana State Superintendent of the Year (2014). He will begin the LACA job on July 1.
He takes over the top academically performing virtual charter school in the state and brings years of technological innovation from the St. James, Livingston, Baton Rouge and Orleans Parish public school systems, as well as the Greenville County, South Carolina School System.
All instruction at Louisiana Connections Academy is provided online, and open to students from every parish of the state.
““Dr. Luce’s experience in technology is superb and demonstrated,” said LACA Board Chair Wade Henderson. “Our desire as a charter school board, to reach our students as individuals and create individualized education, is shared by Dr. Luce.”