Dr. Andre Perry
Andre Perry is the Associate Director for Educational Initiatives for Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education. Prior to, he helped manage four charter schools in post-Katrina New Orleans. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland College Park. UNO Press recently released his new work of fiction, The Garden Path: The Miseducation of the City. Perry’s views, opinions and educational leadership have been featured on National Public Radio and CNN. Through his weekly newspaper column in The Louisiana Weekly, Perry provides political commentary on municipal governments and K-16 leadership and governance in Louisiana. He can also be heard on WWNO 89.9-FM during NPR’s “All Things Considered”. In 2010, Perry served on Mayor-Elect Mitch Landrieu’s Transition Team as the co-chair of the Education Taskforce. Along with Wilbert “Chill” Wilson, Perry service work is featured in the new documentary, “Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition.”
Dr. Luis Miron
Dr. Miron is the Director of the Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education and the Dean of the College of Social Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans. He is a nationally recognized scholar and author, having written or edited several books on issues surrounding urban schooling. He is a nationally recognized scholar and researcher, who has authored or co-authored several books on urban schooling, including The Social Construction of Urban Schooling, which explored two types of secondary schools in pre-Katrina New Orleans; Resisting Discrimination: Affirmative Strategies for Principals and Teachers; and Urban Schools: The new Social Spaces of Resistance.