George Werres is the Social Studies Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Harriet Tubman Charter School. George is originally from Greenwood, IN, but he has called New Orleans home for 7 years. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Psychology and a master’s degree in Education. His teaching career began in Indianapolis in 2006, where he taught 4th grade for 4 years. He moved to New Orleans in 2010, where he taught 3rd and 4th grade and joined the Tubman team in 2012.
During the 2013-2014 school year, George developed a science curriculum that incorporated the common core literacy standards and raised student achievement by 20 points. 79% of the students in his classroom passed the math LEAP at Basic and above, and 71% passed the ELA LEAP at Basic and above.