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.