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Alliance for Diversity and Excellence Honors College Beyond Executive Director

KIPP New Orleans Executive Director Rhonda Alouise and KIPP Renaissance High School Principal Joey Laroche accept the 2016-2017 ADE Leadership Award. Photo courtesy of ADE.

Today the New Orleans Alliance for Diversity and Excellence honored 17 members of the New Orleans education community at its annual Awards Breakfast, held at Warren Easton High School. College Beyond Executive Director Paris Woods was awarded the 2016-2017 Innovation Award.

The Alliance for Diversity and Excellence is a collaborative founded by 35 African American education leaders in New Orleans. Learn more about ADE and view footage of the breakfast in this brief video.

Or, read more about the New Orleans Alliance for Diversity and Excellence in this post by Second Line Education Blog’s Lamont Douglas.

College Beyond Executive Director Paris Woods was honored to be included in this year’s awardees, which comprise an outstanding group of New Orleans educators, including:

  • Advocacy Award (Mrs. Deirdre Burel, Our Voice Nuestra Voz-Mary Moran, Stand For Children/Mr. Dana Henry )
  • Courage Award (Mr. Bill Rouselle, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson)
  • Innovation Award (College Beyond-Ms. Paris Woods/ Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency-NSNO/Dr. Renee Akbar)
  • Leadership Award (KIPP- Mrs. Rhonda Aluise/ Mr. Joey Laroche, Dillard University- Dr. Walter Kimbrough)
  • Legacy Award (Mr. John Brown, Mr. Walter Goodwin)
  • Mentoring Award (Orchid Society- Mrs.Ariel Wilson, Landry/Walker Mr. Powell/ Edna Karr- Mr. Brown)
  • School Achievement Awards (Sophie B. Wright-Sharon Clark, Bethune-Mary Haynes Smith)

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