"I don't care if it's Second Line or Third Line, I want you to do whatever you can to keep Clark open."
– Grandmother of Brian Egana on the takeover of Joseph S. Clark High School
Brian’s experiences in the public and private sectors extend over decades from serving as Legislative Assistant to Councilmember Oliver Thomas, working at Job1 Business and Career Solutions to enhance workforce development, and as Project Manager at the Louisiana Land Trust, Inc.
“Reforms came quickly and with some backlash, but I still accepted this opportunity to serve,” said Mr. Egana. “I have been serving and volunteering for a long time with both children and young adults. God has truly blessed me to be in a position to do so.”
In a recent Times Pic article, Brian shared his reflections on the changing educational landscape and emphasized the notion that “they’re all our students.”
“I serve because I was a product of the OPSB system which wasn’t perfect then and still is not perfect now. This position allows me to bring forth my educational mindset and skills that were instilled in me to offer solutions. I recently resigned from two other organizations to allow more time to be active in our schools.”
Arthur Ashe Charter School (1456 Gardena Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122)
John Dibert Community School (4217 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119)
S. J. Green Charter School (2319 Valence St., New Orleans, LA 70115)
Langston Hughes Academy (3519 Trafalgar Street, New Orleans, LA 70119)
Clark Prep High School (1301 N. Derbigny Street, New Orleans, LA 70116)
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