Mission & Core Values

Our mission is to deliver on the promise of excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans.
To guide our work, we have established a set of core values that we rely on to fulfill that mission.

Student Achievement First

The work of every individual impacts our ability to increase student achievement. Therefore we set ambitious individual and organizational goals and hold ourselves accountable to achieving them. Everything we do is in the service of students and the schools that serve them. Our work is not done until every student attends an excellent school.

We Find Solutions

We see challenges as opportunities. When the world throws a thorny problem at us, we push each other to innovate and improve. Once we find a solution, we execute with urgency. After we execute, we celebrate what worked and we reflect on what we could have done better. We are constant learners.

Together We are Stronger

The strength of our organization is built upon the integrity and diversity of our relationships, both within our team and with those we serve. We build these relationships by being humble, transparent, honest, and direct. We know we cannot be successful in this work without seeking out diverse opinions and collaborating with others.

We Lead with Courage

We know that anything worth doing can only be accomplished with grit and determination. When it comes to achieving our vision, we are willing to make tough, unpopular decisions in order to increase student achievement. We remain secure in our convictions. And we act upon them.

We Love What We Do

We bring passion and joy to our work. We are energized by the hopes and ambitions of the students of New Orleans, and we take pride in our ability to contribute to the future of this great city.