Dear friends of OPEN,
Hello! I’m Nahliah, Orleans Public Education Network’s new Executive Director. It’s great to meet you.
I think it’s important to start with thanks — to the board for trusting me with this role, to my predecessor Deirdre for her incredible service and vision, and the supporters who make the work possible. And thanks, most critically, to you.
OPEN’s work is about people — the web of families, students, teachers and talent that makes up our city. You’ve shown your commitment to them and the system that educates our children. For that, I am so grateful and so excited to work with you.
Which brings me to my role at OPEN’s helm. I am thrilled to continue ensuring that the community’s voice shapes and enhances educational opportunities for all students in New Orleans. I’ll be right here in the work of expanding community power, developing local leaders, and supporting sound education policies for equity and excellence in public schools.
Please feel free to get in touch. Call the office, ask a question, offer a suggestion, tell us your big idea for what’s next. I’m open.
Again, thank you.
Executive Director, Orleans Public Education Network