Inspiring People

Staff Spotlight: LaKeysha Arthur

Staff Spotlight: LaKeysha Arthur

Third grade teacher LaKeysha Arthur is a member of the founding team at Paul Habans Charter School. A TeachNOLA fellow, Arthur is a first-year teacher with many years of experience working with youth and in the education sector. Through TeachNOLA, she receives continual support, observation, and feedback in conjunction with professional development at Habans. Prior […]

Read more →
Staff Spotlight: Meg McElwain

Staff Spotlight: Meg McElwain

Social Studies teacher Meg McElwain is an experienced teacher with four years of classroom experience. A TeachNola alum and native New Orleanian, McElwain joined Akili Academy in 2011 as a Kindergarten teacher. She currently teaches fifth and sixth grade and serves as a grade-level leader. She is a graduate of Tulane University and holds a […]

Read more →
Rulifson staff photo

Staff Spotlight: Eliese Rulifson

Eliese Rulifson teaches fifth grade math at Akili Academy.  An experienced teacher, Rulifson has been teaching in the classroom for five years. She studied Architecture & Community Design at the University of San Francisco before choosing education as her career path. Rulifson said she was initially drawn to education because of her passion for social justice. […]

Read more →