10 Years of Crescent City Schools

In a wide-ranging discussion, co-founders Kate Mehok and Julie Lause reflect on founding Crescent City Schools ten years ago. Longtime colleague Patrick Dobard, former Superintendent of the Recovery School District and current CEO of New Schools for New Orleans joins the conversation to center the work Julie and Kate have done in the larger context of New Orleans education reform.

Community Involvement: Board Leadership in Our Schools

Kate Mehok, CEO of CCS, facilitates a conversation with past and present Crescent City Schools board members on serving the community through board leadership. Board members discussed how they came to join the board, and topics like board decision-making, driving accountability and results in a school through governance, and next steps for our school and the CCS board. Joining the conversation, Kevin Guitterrez, governance Director at the LA Charter School Association, emphasizes the importance of ongoing board training to build capacity at the board level.

A Career at CCS

Join Julie Lause, co-founder and Chief of Schools, for a conversation with current and former staff members on what a career working with the students at Crescent City Schools is all about. Hear from current staff members on why they joined the CCS team and why they stay, find out how career progression works in our schools, and meet former school staff whose career path leads them to continue to serve students in New Orleans.

The Work of Raising Student Achievement Inside Our Schools

Ever wondered what it takes to increase student achievement? CEO Kate Mehok talks with special guest Rebecca Kockler, former assistant state superintendent, about the role of the state to support increasing academic standards in Louisiana. Then, Kate is joined by CCS leaders who, inside our schools, do the important work of coaching teachers and setting high expectations for academics so students can grow at the highest levels.

Charter Network CEOs: A conversation about working together for New Orleans’ children

Want to find out what’s unique about the New Orleans all-charter landscape? Join CEO Kate Mehok with several CEOs from charter networks across the city to explore the special collaborative relationship that helps us serve all students in New Orleans. They’ll cover topics of equity in our system, collaboration across networks, and where the New Orleans system is heading next.

School Leadership at Crescent City Schools

Join co-founders Julie Lause and Kate Mehok in a discussion with our Crescent City Schools principals about school leadership. Each of our campuses is led by a strong, experienced educator who is the academic and cultural leader for the building. Find out how CCS identifies, trains, and supports leadership that drives student success.

Responding to COVID-19

We are pleased to announce our 7th conversation, detailing how our schools prepared for in-person learning and kept students and staff safe throughout the year.

Crescent City Schools is proud to be a part of a school district, made entirely of independent charter schools, that worked together and provided in-person learning last year.

Find out how CCS carried out its pandemic school year with a host of staff including both online and in-person teachers, operations leaders, crucial staff members providing special services for families, and health services leadership.