Dominique James
Director of Data and Technology, Crescent City Schools
Joined the Team in 2015

Dominique James is the Director of Data and Technology at Crescent City Schools. Dominique joined CCS in May 2015 as a Data Manager at Paul Habans Charter School. While at Habans, she maintained all student data systems like PowerSchool SIS, Schoolrunner, and Clever, coordinated all internal and state testing, and managed yearly state reporting needs. Dominique also participated in after-school tutoring programs, acted as the Anime Club advisor for multiple years, and co-taught Culinary Arts. During her time as advisor, Anime Club took a free storyboarding class with Microsoft, and Culinary Arts students catered events like the yearly Black History Month program and were featured in a NOLAPS Mardi Gras video

After graduating cum laude from Howard University with a degree in Psychology, Dominique joined the 2008 Teach For America GNO corps. She began teaching Science at Booker T. Washington before transitioning to Westbank Community School as a Social Studies teacher and then the school’s Professional Development Resource Teacher. In 2010 she joined Lagniappe Academies of New Orleans as a Founding Teacher and taught 4th-8th grade Math and Science for 5 years. At LANO Dominique would eventually become a Team Leader as well as the school’s Math Instructional Lead. From 2011-2014 Dominique was also a Math Mentor Teacher at Breakthrough New Orleans, participated in Xavier University’s Math and Science Institute, completed the New Schools for New Orleans Math Common Core Fellows Program, and traveled to New York as part of Achievement First’s School Leader Immersion Program. In her new role as Director of Data and Technology, Dominique is working to ensure all the tools, resources, and best practices at CCS continue to improve for staff and families. When she’s not helping CCS with its inspiring work, Dominique can be found planning the future of Geek Girl Brunch NOLA or working on new ideas with her cosplay group Wakanda Moon.