Brian Riedlinger has served as Chief Executive Officer of the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans since 1999 and strives for the improvement of school leadership and therefore, student achievement, through professional development of school leaders. He has also served as CEO of the Algiers Charter School Association (ACSA) from November of 2005 to 2008 . As CEO of ACSA, he opened six schools on the West bank of New Orleans educating about 3,800 students in 2005-2006, the first group of schools to open after Katrina. ACSA has opened three more schools for a total of nine. Previously, he was a principal in the New Orleans public school system for 20 years and was selected State Principal of the Year in 1999. Dr. Riedlinger received his bachelors and masters degrees from Louisiana State University and his doctorate from the University of New Orleans.
Janice Bernard, Director of Discovery Walks Program, is a former teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal. Most recently, she directed Louisiana’s Distinguished Educators, a key component of the School and District Accountability program established to improve school and student performance. She received her Masters and Educational Specialist degree in Administrative Supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Kathy Kilgore is the Director of the SUNS (Serving the Unique Needs of Students) Center. She has 37 years of experience in education both as a teacher and administrator. In January 2006 she retired from the New Orleans Public School District where she served as the Associate Director for Exceptional Children’s Services. Since her retirement, she has continued to be active in the field of special education and now serves as a special education monitor for the State Department of Education. As the Director of the SUNS Center she consults with various school districts and individual schools on the topic of inclusive education practices. The SUNS Center, under the guidance of the School Leadership Center, provides supports and services to charter schools in the greater New Orleans area as they design and implement programs for students with disabilities.
*SLC agrees to abide by the requirements of the following as applicable: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Opportunity Act of 1972, Federal Executive Order 11246, the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Act of 1972, and SLC agrees to abide by the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Contractor agrees not to discriminate in its employment practices, and will render services under this contract without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, political affiliation, or disabilities.