George Werres

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.