UNO COEHD Alumni Lead Some of the Region's Most Improved Schools


Nine alumni of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development are leading some of the most improved schools in the region, according to an article published in today's Times-Picayune. The College of Education and Human Development at UNO prepares more educational personnel than any other college in the greater New Orleans area and with 20 programs, ranks first in the state in the number of nationally recognized teacher education and educational leadership programs of study.

State Superintendent of Education John White awarded more than $200,000 to New Orleans' most-improved schools on Tuesday, giving $8,453 to each of 26 New Orleans "Top Gains" schools that made significant improvements in student performance last year. White also gave $230,000 to the 27 Top Gains schools in St. Tammany Parish.

Helping to lead those schools that showed the most improvements are nine UNO alumni:

In Orleans Parish:

  • Trayvonia Duhe (M.Ed., 2012) TAP Master Teacher at O. Perry Walker High School on the Westbank
  • Michelle Douglass (BA, 1990, M.Ed. 1995), Principal, Hynes Charter School
  • J'Vann Martin (M.Ed., 2008), Principal, Pierre Capdau Charter School
  • John Hiser (M.Ed., 1973), Principal, Karr Charter High School

In St. Tammany Parish:

  • Mitchell Stubbs (BA 1994, M.Ed.  2000), Principal, Boyet Jr. High School
  • Dwayne Kern (BA 1996), Principal, Madisonville Jr. High School
  • Bruce Bundy (M.Ed. 1995), Principal, Mandeville High School
  • Mary Hart (BA 1992, M.Ed. 1998), Principal, Mandeville Middle School
  • Donna Addison (BA 1980, M.Ed. 1990), Principal, L.P. Monteleone Junior High School