Derek D. Bardell is a veteran educator who currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration and Teaching and Learning at Delgado Community College. Bardell holds a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University and two master’s degrees from Tulane University. He is certified by the Louisiana Department of Education as an Educational Administrator and Supervisor of Instruction.
Mr. Bardell has received numerous awards from organizations such as the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the Children’s Defense Fund, the Delgado Community College Chancellor’s Office, the Louisiana Governor’s Office, and the League for Innovation in the Community College. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Higher One Financial Literacy Grant. Mr. Bardell serves as Chairman of the Delgado Community College Care and Development of Young Children Board of Advisors.
Professor Bardell succeeds the Rev. Cornelius Tilton. The school’s Interim CEO/Principal is Latoye Brown.
Audubon Charter School is an “A” ranked, school with a dual French/Montessori program for grades K-8. Audubon is an Associate Member of the American Montessori Society, accredited by the French Ministry of Education and member of AEFE (Agency for French Teaching in America). The academically gifted program continues to grow each year and Audubon has expanded its Chinese Mandarin programs and French as a second language program. The Academic Games and Debate teams have won national and state competitions and Audubon has award-winning chess, robotics, and Metro League sports.