The Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS) announces its 2016-17 Executive Officers: Alexina Medley (Principal, Warren Easton High School), President; Kathy Riedlinger (CEO, Lusher Charter School) as Vice-President; Sean Wilson (Head of School, International High School of New Orleans), as Treasurer; and Claire Jecklin (Principal, New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School) as Secretary.
Ken Ducote was recently named as the new Executive Director of GNOCCS. “We are proud of the accomplishments of all of our charter schools and the continuous support that GNOCCS gives to them, helping them to focus more on student needs,” he said.
The Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS), formerly The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools, is a formal alliance of 14 public schools in the Greater New Orleans area which promotes public charter schools as a permanent and viable option for children. GNOCCS is a voluntary network dedicated to supporting school leaders and their charter boards through information and advocacy, shared services, and reduced costs.
• Audubon Charter School
• Benjamin Franklin High School
• Einstein Elementary Charter Schools
• Hynes Charter School
• International High School of New Orleans
• International School of Louisiana
• International School of Louisiana, Jefferson
• Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
• Lake Forest Elementary Charter
• Lusher Charter School
• Morris Jeff Community School
• Robert Russa Moton Charter School
• New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School
• Warren Easton Charter High School
The GNOCCS is a 501c3, working to maintain the autonomy of each member school, while protecting the long-term structure, durability and operation of all charters in Louisiana. The collaborative was formed in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, when the determination and ingenuity of six principals facilitated formation of the organization after meeting to share solutions for opening schools after the storm, becoming a driving force in recovery and redevelopment of the city.
For more information about GNOCCS, go to www.eastbankcollaborative.com.