2018 Orleans Parish School Board District 2 Education Committee Council

It is with pleasure that I present the 2018 Orleans Parish School Board District 2 Education Committee Council.

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Jamal Brown

Non Profit Executive for Market Umbrella


I am a born and raised New Orleanian.  I earned a B.S. in Marketing form Loyola University and a MBA from Tulane University.  I am currently in the Finance and Administration Manager from Market Umbrella, a non-profit organization the runs Farmers Markets in New Orleans.  I previously worked for Liberty Bank in its Community Development division and was the New Orleans City Director for the Black Alliance for Educational Options.  I also have sat on several boards including Teaching Responsible Earth Education, 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, and the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network.  I am married with 3 children.

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Angel Chung Cutno 

Behavioral Interventionist for Spears Learning Center

Angel has been teaching and tutoring for nearly 8 years in various school settings as well as working with informal educational non-profits.  She has taught students and adults of varying ages through a range of barriers including language difficulties in addition to teaching and living with North Korean refugees.

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Mark Clayton

School Counselor for Lake Area New Tech Early College High School

Mark Clayton II grew up in Inglewood, California and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans May 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. During his undergraduate tenure, he participated in various campus activities while maintaining community involvement and an internship with Sony Pictures Entertainment as a Field Publicity Intern.  During Mr. Clayton’s sophomore year of college, he obtained a job as a tutor with the Recovery School District. During the time spent as a tutor, Mark’s interest for quality education in New Orleans grew. He volunteers his time tutoring students who are struggling academically and has a passion for helping others, specifically assisting students with the college admission process. In 2015, Mark completed the Urban Leaders of Equity and Diversity fellowship where he committed himself to take the necessary steps to serve on a charter school board within New Orleans.

He has been a member of organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Public Relations Student Society Association and New Orleans Regional Basketball Officials. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Young Leadership Council, Louisiana Counseling Association, Louisiana School Counseling Association and American Counseling Association.

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Jason Wynn Hughes

Senior Political Consultant and Education Advocate

Jason Wynne Hughes is a seasoned government and public relations professional. He has held senior level positions within the offices of former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu. In addition, he has served as a senior advisor and cabinet member to two higher education system presidents. A seasoned political strategist, Jason has been involved in numerous campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels, and has served as campaign manager or consultant for several successful candidates. Throughout his career, Jason has been cited as a pragmatic, strategic thinker and consensus builder, and, is considered a top public policy researcher and legislative strategist.

A native of New Orleans and a proud product of New Orleans’ Public School System, Jason received his bachelor of arts in political science (with honors) from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Southern University and A&M College. He actively researches and publishes on issues related to urban education; global Black populations; historically black colleges and universities; and comparative international education. Jason serves on numerous boards, is a faithful member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, a Life Member of the McDonogh #35 Senior High School Alumni Association and the Southern University Alumni Federation, and is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

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Tori Roberts

Education Non-Profit National Development Director for New Leaders

Tori McRoberts Hoffpauir is the Director, National Development at New Leaders. In this role, Tori serves as the national External Relations Team’s lead writer, crafting persuasive collateral for New Leaders’ partners and champions. As part of this role, she works cross-functionally at all levels of the organization to lead the approach and execution of responses to detailed Requests for Proposals from school districts, charter management organizations, states, and the U.S. Department of Education and writes fundraising requests and proposals. Tori also manages current and potential partnerships in the state of Louisiana. Her writing is used across the organization to articulate New Leaders’ mission: to prepare education leaders to deliver breakthrough results in America’s highest-need schools and advocate for the conditions that will enable great leaders—and their students—to thrive.

Previously, Tori served as Chief of Staff of two national education nonprofit organizations, Turnaround for Children and the “I Have A Dream” Foundation in New York City. As Chief of Staff, she managed organizational priorities including the development of annual operating plans and budgets; liaising to and coordinating meetings of the Board of Directors; creating development, marketing, and communications materials; articulating policy strategy and recommendations; overseeing talent, recruitment, and onboarding; and partnering with Chief Executive Officers to align organizational leaders to execute against key priorities. Tori also consulted to KIPP New Orleans Schools on development, fundraising, talent, and recruitment. Before shifting her focus to public education, she advocated for youth and families from low-income communities in Boston through political involvement, community organizing, and neighborhood initiatives as a member of Jesuit Volunteer Corps and was Campus Minister at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge where she built the faith development program, created the framework for an extensive service learning curriculum, and taught theology courses.

Tori is a Baton Rouge native whose education began in East Baton Rouge Parish Public schools. She is passionate about working in education in her home state and is thrilled to be a part of New Leaders, as she believes that great leaders will transform public school for all children. Tori holds a B.A. in theology from Spring Hill College and an M.A. in politics and education from Teachers College Columbia University. She has lived in New Orleans since 2014 and is an alumni of the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Emerging Leaders Program. Outside of work, Tori enjoys cheering for the New Orleans Saints and Boston Rex Sox, counting the days until Carnival season, and exploring New Orleans with her husband David, son Joshua, and dog Addie who live in Gentilly.

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William Snowden

Senior Public Defender for the Orleans Public Defenders Office

As a felony trial attorney, William witnesses the discriminatory practices removing jurors from the jury panel. In response to these practices, William created The Juror Project—an initiative aiming to increase the diversity of jury panels while changing and challenging people’s perspective of jury duty. The Juror Project engages the community through informative meetings and group discussions. William presents at high schools, colleges, churches, neighborhood associations and any other community gatherings to discuss the importance of jury service, the discriminatory practices of some prosecutors, as well as what members can do to actually get on a jury.

William is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Seton Hall Law School where he served as president of the Black Law Students Association. Additionally, William was a Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Scholar, taught constitutional law at a local Newark, New Jersey, charter school, and was awarded the Elizabeth Ann Seton Student Servant Leader award. Additionally, William works as a staff attorney at the Orleans Public Defenders and has been there since 2013.

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Ramona Perkins

Associate Professor of Xavier University of Louisiana

Ramona believes that education is the key to freedom. She has dedicated her entire life to that end, having served as a teacher; an Elementary Supervisor, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, External Evaluator of an NSF Grant, facilitated the design of school curriculum and degree programs as well as school facilities. Having served on various community Boards, she continues to work with schools and parents to provide the best education for our students.

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Coraźon Johnston

Top 10 Graduating Senior at Carver High School

Corazón is a 17 graduating senior at G. W. Carver High school, The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), and dually enrolled at Delgado Community College. She's the valedictorian of her class and an active leader in her community. She has been a communications intern for the now newly elected city mayor Latoya Cantrell. She's a founding council member of a Youth Voices Council under LCCR (Louisiana Center for Childrens Rights.) Corazón's won several writing awards, including a 2017 Gold Key Scholastic Writing Award and was an American Voices Nomeniee. She's a team member of the Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District. She's a scholar at College Track New Orleans and a LEDA scholar (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America.) Corazón's constantly seeks opportunities to better herself and add a voice for the underrepresented members in her community.

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Gerald Hampton

Attorney for the City’s Attorneys Office

Gerald J. Hampton, Jr. is a current city attorney and former Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice, Civil Litigation Division. Gerald is a graduate of Loyola New Orleans College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor. Gerald received his BA in Political Science from the University of New Orleans. He served in the Louisiana Army National Guard for 13 years, including two tours of duty in Iraq. Gerald began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable June Berry Darensburg, district court judge for the Parish of Jefferson. Gerald joined the Louisiana Department of Justice in June of 2015. Gerald is a New Orleans native with deep roots in the community. While attending the University of New Orleans, Gerald interned with Safe Streets Strong Communities, NOLA. Gerald currently serves as the Community Relations Chairperson for the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and as a member of the board of directors for Grow Dat Youth Farm. Gerald was also a 2013 Presidential Management Fellowship finalist. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. In his spare time, Mr. Hampton enjoys reading, music and sports.

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Brittney Williams

Dual Enrollment Advisor for Delgado Community College

Brittney was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Lusher from Kindergarten until 8th Grade and Dominican for high school. She received a BS in Psychology and a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Southern University in Baton Rouge. She also posses a Louisiana K-12 School Counseling Ancillary Certificate. She has been involved in public education is various facets. Her son is enrolled in an area public school. She has worked with SPED populations within public schools assisting with test administration and the evaluation process. In her previous position as an Upward Bound Program Advisor, she worked hands on with first generation and/or low-income students in area public schools preparing them for their post-secondary options.

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Jameeta M. Youngblood

Business Manager for 89.9 WWNO FM Radio

Jameeta is a proud, native New Orleanian with an affinity for service to her community.  Ms. Youngblood earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Nicholls State University. Ms. Youngblood is the Business Manager at 89.9FM WWNO radio station (NPR’s New Orleans affiliate).

Ms. Youngblood currently serves as President for the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals, Board Member for the Urban League of Louisiana, and Board Secretary for Girl Scouts Louisiana East. She was a part of the Urban League of Louisiana’s Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity (ULEAD) inaugural cohort. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Women’s Shelter; as Vice President, Parliamentarian and Communications Secretary for the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals; and as Co-Event Chair for Relay for Life of New Orleans.