Board Of Directors / Governance
JOIN THE LFNO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The LFNO Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are interested in shaping the future of Lycée, we encourage you to check out the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools’ website. You will find FAQs, highlights of the past year, videos and even a 10-point “I’m Ready” checklist to help guide your decision to apply for a position on the board. Interested candidates need to fill out The TOP Shelf application. Please specify your interest in participating on the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans Board of Directors in the application section entitled “Your Motivation” or in the section beginning “Please share anything else…” Thank you in advance for your time and commitment to Lycée.
Dr. David W. Robinson-Morris, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett Long, Board Member email@example.com
Lauren Knight, Board Member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Meese, Board Member email@example.com
Caroline Bordelon, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Moreland, Board Member email@example.com
Adrienne Warren, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Jungbacker, Board Member email@example.com
J.C. Wagner Romero, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Shearon Roberts, board Member, email@example.com
Damon Carraby, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lisa L. Tropez-Arceneaux
Dr. Lisa L. Tropez-Arceneaux, Psy.D. is a Pediatric Psychologist in New Orleans, Louisiana where she conducts psychological evaluations for children and adolescents. She also works with Physicians for Peace where she currently provides training and pediatric burn care to patients in South and Central America.
Dr. Tropez-Arceneaux received her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2006, she was awarded for her Excellence in Clinical Work with the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse in the prevention of adolescent dating violence and as well as her work with the military and local Hawaiian population from 2001-2005. Dr. Tropez-Arceneaux completed her clinical training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, her internship at Howard University Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C. and her Fellowship in Pediatric Burn Psychology at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Baltimore, Maryland.
David Amoss, CFA is an Equity Research Analyst covering the Midstream and Upstream energy sectors with Heikkinen Energy Advisors. Prior to joining Heikkinen, Mr. Amoss covered the Upstream energy sector at Howard Weil and Iberia Capital Partners. He previously worked as an economic consultant for AECOM in both Chicago and Sydney Australia, specializing in front-end traffic and revenue forecasting for transportation and energy projects. Mr. Amoss is a CFA Charterholder and currently serves on the Board of CFA Society of Louisiana where he has held the positions of President and Treasurer previously. He has been a member of the Finance Committee at LFNO since 2014 and was Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Board of Crimestoppers New Orleans. David lives in Lakeview with his wife Missy and their three children.
Graham is an attorney and the founder and Principle of Bosworth Legal, LLC. He was raised in
New Orleans and is a graduate of the Orleans Parish Public School System. Since returning to New Orleans after law school, Graham spent five years in the District Attorney’s Office. In 2010, he formed his own private practice handling criminal defense and civil litigation. In 2016, Graham was appointed judge, pro tempore, of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Section “D.”
Graham also serves on a number of boards and committees, including serving as the Chair of the Louisiana Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee and President of the Board of the Southeastern Louisiana Adult Soccer Association, as well as serving as a member of the Broad Community Connections Board of Directors and the Lift, Louisiana Advisory Board. Graham is also the former Chair and President of the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization Board of Directors.
Graham and his wife, Amy, are raising two children in New Orleans. His eldest daughter attends Lycée Français. He is committed to the continued improvement of public education in New Orleans, and the growth and success of Lycée specifically, and is honored to be serving on the Lycée board.
Lauren Knight is Chief Operating Officer of School Food Solutions and owner of Pelican Playgrounds. She is passionate about providing opportunities for students and their families to live active, healthy, choice-filled lives. She was previously a school operations manager and secondary special education teacher who taught at KIPP New Orleans. Lauren is an experienced leader in school operations who has dedicated her career to supporting charter schools.
J.C. Wagner Romero
Dr. J.C. Wagner Romero is a native New Orleanian whose family immigrated to Louisiana from Nicaragua. He currently serves as Chief of Staff at Einstein Schools, a network of four public schools in New Orleans East, as well Adjunct Professor of Education at Delgado Community College. As a multicultural education scholar, Dr. Romero’s research focuses on immigrant, Latinx youth experiences in schooling and their communities. Dr. Romero remains actively engaged in New Orleans by serving on the Board of Directors for Living School and the Center for Racial Justice at Dillard University. Dr. Romero earned his doctorate in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northwestern State University.
Adrienne Warren is the Director of Health Grants at Baptist Community Ministries, and brings over 10 years of administrative, fiscal and programming expertise in the health services arena. She has served in varying roles, providing strategic direction and oversight to public health programs located in Louisiana as well as Africa, the Caribbean and South America.
Adrienne and her husband, Lionel, are proud parents of two Lycee students. She is honored to serve on the Board and is excited to contribute toward LFNO’s ongoing growth and success.
Dr. David W. Robinson-Morris
David W. Robinson-Morris, Ph.D. is the founding Director of The Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit at Xavier University of Louisiana, Assistant Professor in the Division of Education and Counseling, and serves the university’s Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research with a dual concentration in Higher Education Administration and Curriculum Theory, and an Education Specialist (Ed. S.) Certificate in Educational Leadership with a focus on applied research, measurement, and evaluation both from Louisiana State University (LSU). LEARN MORE
Brett Long is a New Orleans native and Certified Public Accountant with experience across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. As an auditor with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, he helped to conduct audits and data-driven analyses in healthcare, education, criminal justice, and public finance. In the business world, he has helped to found or consulted with several startups in food, healthcare, education, and energy. A graduate of Tulane and Harvard, he currently directs sales and operations for a local energy startup while also practicing as a CPA and consultant. He is honored by the opportunity to serve the students and community of Lycee Francais.
Ann Meese is a retired educator who moved to New Orleans in July 2005 from Columbia, Missouri. She received her PhD in General School Administration from the University of Missouri in 1996 with a secondary emphasis in African American Studies. Her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Cincinnati were in American History. After teaching social studies in the West Lafayette and Columbia Public Schools, she served as curriculum director and then elementary principal for the Roselle V School District in suburban Chicago, Superintendent of the Bosworth R-V School District in rural northwestern Missouri and ended her career in the inner city as elementary principal of Jefferson School for the St. Louis Public School district. In New Orleans she served three years on the Lycee School Board beginning in its second year. She currently is a long time member of Rayne United Methodist Church’s Early Childhood Program Advisory Board and also a member of both the finance committee and the mission committee. She is dedicated to the expansion of the Zero to Three Early Childhood System under the Louisiana Department of Education.
Damon P. Carraby is the Senior Manager of Foundations and Major Gifts at St. Augustine High School. Damon has a B.A. in Urban Studies with a focus in Public Policy from Dillard University. He is excited to serve on the board for Lycee Francias because he sees how important it is to connect individuals and community partners to create meaningful opportunities for the students, staff, and parents of Lycee.
Shearon Roberts, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Mass Communication and a faculty member in African American and Diaspora Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, a Masters in Mass Communication from LSU and a B.A. from Dillard University. She currently serves as the director of Xavier’s honors program. She is a past president of the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication and serves on the board of the Louisiana Communication Association. She is a co-author/author of three books and a former award-winning journalist.
Erik is a commercial real estate developer and the general counsel of a commercial real estate company. He holds a Bachelors from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters in Finance from Tulane’s Freeman School of Business, and a J.D. from Tulane Law. He has also served as a New Orleans public school teacher and public school volunteer soccer coach for over ten years. Erik is passionate about French-immersion education and ensuring that all kids in New Orleans have access to globally-competitive, eye-opening, and awesome schools.
Caroline Bordelon is an attorney with the New Orleans office of Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP, where she is a member of both its civil litigation and construction departments. Prior to joining Deutsch Kerrigan, Ms. Bordelon primarily worked defending insurance companies litigating complex insurance coverage cases. Ms. Bordelon received her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University, where she was named to the Order of the Barristers. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Bordelon was a middle school mathematics teacher on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. During her time as a mathematics teacher, she also served as head of the mathematics department at ‘Aiea Intermediate School. Ms. Bordelon is a native New Orleanian and attended New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts before graduating from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.
RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS & AGENDAS
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
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to provide optimal learning environment that is efficiently managed both operationally and financially in the short and long term.
to oversee governance structures and practices of Lycée and report findings and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
to provide a holistic academic environment that combines French language immersion with rigorous curriculum which prepares students to live choice-filled lives.
Dr. Ann Meese, Acting Chair
Dr. Lisa Tropes-Arceneaux
Dr. David Robinson-Morris
Sophie Capmartin, Director of Academics
Annie Neahring, Humanities Coordinator
Mandi Lehnherr, Director of Exceptional Student Services
Samantha Kreuscher, STEM Coordinator
Yann Colin, Director of Middle School
Diane Duhesme, Director of High School
Ex-Officio: Marina Schoen
Ex-Officio: Danielle Dufauchard
Ex-Officio : Chana Benenson
Carson Strickland, Chair
Ex-Officio: Marina Schoen
To grow school program into competitive and attractive LHAA program with complementary Middle and High School teams
Ex-Officio: Marina Schoen
Community & Culture Committee:
to integrate our French learning and community with our evolving youth culture encompassing a comprehensive policy with regards to inclusion, race, sexuality, religion and socio-economic background
Ex-Officio: Marina Schoen
FACILITIES COMMITTEE MINUTES
september 18, 2020 | August 20, 2020 | June 6, 2020 | August 2, 2019 | May 14, 2018 | March 8, 2017 | February 2, 2017 | January 11, 2017 | January 3, 2017 | December 16, 2016 | December 8, 2016 | November 14, 2016 | September 7, 2016 | July 19, 2017 & June 20, 2016 | June 29, 2016 | June 20, 2016 | April 19, 2016 & April 12, 2016 | November 15, 2015
FINANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES
LFNO BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
10.19.20 - Board Meeting Documents
9.28.20 - Board Meeting Documents
9.8.20 - Board Meeting Documents
8.24.20 - Board Meeting Documents
FACILITIES COMMITTEE MEETINGS
9.18.20 - Facilities Meeting Documents
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING DOCUMENTS
9.1.20 - Finance Meeting Documents
ACADEMIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS
CULTURE & COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
Updated October 19, 2020