Advance Innovative Education To Hold Panel Discussion: Building Human Capital In Louisiana’s Schools

For Immediate Release

Date: March 18, 2011

Advance Innovative Education (AIE), a premier organization in educational leadership development, is holding a statewide panel discussion to promote the urgency of forming a human capital pipeline that meets the needs of today’s students.

With the large number of principals nearing retirement and the pool of qualified candidates to replace them shrinking, Louisiana faces a crisis. Who will lead schools so students achieve?

AIE invites all stakeholders of education to participate in this urgent conversation. Caroline Roemer Shirley, Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools says, “I encourage anyone to who is looking for ways to advance the field of education to attend this event.”

This panel discussion is part of a Seminar Series for AIE’s 14-month pathway to principal certification, Redesigning Lessons, Re-Envisioning Principals (RLRP). RLRP is where business and education principles intersect to develop educational leaders with the entrepreneurial spirit to explore new frontiers and be the impetus for systemic change in education. Our vision is to develop high quality educational leaders who possess the courage and skills needed to change school cultures. Jocelyn Batiste, RLRP Graduate 2009, explains, “RLRP empowers future principals to become agents of social change by equipping them with the tools, strength, and knowledge to be both educational leaders and entrepreneurs that will guide our youth down paths to realize their dreams.”

Perspectives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, as well as private schools, will be offered by the following panelists:

  • Janet Bean, Education Committee Chair, Executive Committee
  • Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
  • Candice Frazier, Senior Human Capital Director
  • New Schools for New Orleans
  • Kristy Hebert, Ph.D., CEO
  • Advance Innovative Education
  • Kathy O’Neill, Ed.D., Director, Learning-centered Leadership Program
  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
  • Brian Riedlinger, Ph.D., President/CEO
  • School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans
  • Ronnie Slone, Founder/President
  • The Slone Group
  • Andrew Vaughan, Director, Certification, Preparation & Recruitment Division
  • Louisiana Department of Education

Panelists will discuss the best practices of building a pipeline for school leadership and how we can duplicate success. Specifically, panelists will address what schools need in terms of teachers, leaders, and staff to respond to the needs of students in preparing for the 21st Century.

Dr. Kristy Hebert, CEO of AIE says, “Leadership is the catalyst for education reform. It's time to be frank about how to effectively build the high quality human capital that's needed for students to succeed in the 21st century.”

The event is open to the public and will take place at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, located at 3617 General Pershing St., New Orleans on Saturday, March 19th beginning at 10:00 AM. Members of the education community will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending.

Please RSVP by emailing or call 225-922-9123.


Contact Information:

Priscilla Wagoner
Communications Specialist
Office: (225) 922-9213
Fax: (225) 612-6978