The University of New Orleans is well represented on New Orleans CityBusiness’ recent list of influential educators. Of the 20 people named to the newspaper’s “Education Power List” for 2021, half are either alumni or current faculty members.
The list, according to the newspaper, looks at some of the New Orleans-area's leading education professionals.
The list includes:
Deborah Broussard (B.S.,’73) assistant principal for academics at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. Broussard has more than 40 years of experience in education.
Shauntel Butler (M.Ed., ’08) student services coordinator at Audubon Gentilly Charter School in New Orleans. Butler is a 20-year educator.
Shelacia Carney (B.G.S.,’99) principal at Travis Hills School at the Orleans Justice Center in New Orleans.
Dave Cash (Alternative Certification,’09) executive vice president of United Teachers of New Orleans, the local teacher’s union and a technology teacher at Rooted School in New Orleans.
Emily Ferris (M.Ed., ’08) executive director of the nonprofit Launch Initiative, Louisiana’s first extension academy that allows students to participate in a fifth year of high school to earn career skills and college credit.
Clyde Lawrence (B.A. ’86) choral director of the award-winning Eleanor McMain Secondary School’s choir, McMain International Singing Mustangs. He has more than three decades of teaching experience.
Benjamin-David Legrand (M.Ed., ’07) National Board certified early childhood educator and the instructional strategist in dual language development and science/social studies at Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts in Jefferson Parish.
Tarun Mukherjee (UNO finance professor), whose primary expertise is in corporate finance, has established the Kali C. and Sushila B. Mukherjee Student-Managed Fund to honor his parents and to give UNO finance majors real-world experience in portfolio management.
Renisha Robinson (B.S.’15) a second-grade teacher in her seventh-year of teaching at Edward Hynes Elementary School in New Orleans.
Rosemary Szilagi (B.G.S., ’93) director of student support services at New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School. Szilagi has been an educator for 20 years.