THE EINSTEIN GROUP, INC.
4801 Maid Marion Drive
New Orleans, LA 70128
Board Meeting February 12, 2019, 6:00 PM The Board of Trustees of the Einstein Group, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting at 6:00 PM on February 12, 2019, in the auditorium at Einstein Charter School at Sarah Towles R, located at 5316 Michoud Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70129. Please note that meetings may convene 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
A STATEMENT FROM THE EINSTEIN GROUP’S BOARD PRESIDENT DURRELL LAURENT:
For the past year, our School Board and school community has had to deal with a number of issues and opportunities as the New Orleans Public School Board unified all charter schools under one central office and highlighted changes they felt were necessary in Einstein’s operations.
While we are extremely proud of the strong academic progress of our students across our four campuses in grades PK through 11, we are always open to constructive challenges.
In this context, this Board has been faced with tough decisions about our school’s finances and leadership as we decide how we wish to enter the future taking the best possible course of action for our children. We are grateful for the manner in which interim CEO, Daniel Davis, stepped up to give us, the Board, an opportunity to explore how we could build on our school’s previous accomplishments while moving forward with renewed vision and purpose.
We presented four candidates to our community for the CEO position, and with the active input of our parents, students, and staff, we are excited to announce Michael McKenzie as the new CEO of Einstein Charter Schools.
We believe Michael’s innovative academic leadership in the University Charter School in Texas will complement the vision we have of Einstein’s future. We look forward to introducing him to New Orleans.
After the Mardi Gras holidays, we will be announcing a series of meetings in which our parents, students, and staff will be able to meet with our new CEO. We are a strong, hands-on education community and these meetings will foster the open door policy our new CEO is committed to.
The Board wishes to thank all those who participated in helping us begin a new chapter for Einstein Charter Schools.
About Michael McKenzie
Mr. McKenzie is the Executive Principal for the Houston-region University of Texas-University Charter Schools. He previously served as School Leadership Coach of the Summer Principals Academy for Columbia University Teachers College in New Orleans and was the School Leadership Development Director for Southern Methodist University in Dallas. A former Special Ed teacher and Principal for Houston public schools, in New Orleans he served as a Transformation Principal for Sarah T. Reed High School and a Founding Leader for NET NOLA High School in the Louisiana Recovery School District. He holds a Masters of Education in Education Leadership and Management from Texas Southern University and is currently pursuing an Education Doctorate Degree from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City in Organizational Management with a concentration in Urban Education Leadership. He has 18 years of service in urban education and improving results in charter schools.
The EGI Board would like to thank all those who attended the CEO Search Committee Forum and contributed the process. All are still welcome to send questions and comments to the email link below. Our next board meeting will be February 12th at 6:00pm in the auditorium at Sarah T. Reed where we will make our final decision.
The finalists are:
EGI Board Meetings
Board minutes are posted following board approval. For the latest meeting minutes from our Board Of Trustees, please see the links below:
Board Minutes – March 21, 2018
For questions or inquiries regarding board documents please contact Daniel Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.