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The Board’s Commitment

Governance oversight and management leadership are critical components of a high performing school. The Foundation Preparatory Governing Board is comprised of New Orleans educational, civic, and business leaders capable of (a) governing the school in alignment with the mission and vision and (b) establishing policies that protect the school’s academic and organizational success into the future.

Deeply committed to the families of New Orleans East, Board members bring expertise in education, non-profit management, fundraising, marketing, finance, community organizing, and law, and are accountable for ensuring that the school implements a high quality educational program, operates in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner, and executes effective governance to deliver on our mission of placing every student on the path to academic and life success.


Myrialis King is the Founder and Head of School for Foundation Preparatory Charter School.  Originally from Puerto Rico and a native Spanish speaker, Mrs. King began her career educating students in the inner-city of Holyoke, MA, where she tutored elementary school students after school with Youth Build, started and ran Youth Build’s GED program, and taught high school English at Holyoke High School.  She worked with a large community of, like herself, English Language Learners (ELL), creating a passion for equitable education.  After completing law school, she continued working with inner-city students in Boston, teaching 8th graders a semester-long trial advocacy class.  These experiences informed her decision to become a non-traditional Corp Member with Teach For America in New Orleans.  She was the founding fifth grade English Language Arts teacher at a charter school in the neighborhood of Central City.  Mrs. King taught two cohorts in which 100% of all students grew at least two grade levels in reading by the end of the year as measured by the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Assessments.  As a former Building Excellent Schools Fellow, Mrs. King is leading a high-performing team that believes all children deserve an academically rigorous literacy-focused curriculum in preparation for academic and life success.  Mrs. King earned a B.A. from Amherst College where she majored in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, with a concentration in Latin American Studies and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law.


Adrienne Celestine


Scott Champagne

Mr. Champagne has specialized in providing financial statement assurance services at Ernst & Young (EY) for a variety of industries and companies in the New Orleans and surrounding markets for 15 years.   EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.  Mr. Champagne is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Louisiana and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).   He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as a Master of Science in Accounting at Louisiana State University.  Mr. Champagne grew up in New Orleans and has two young daughters.  He remains deeply committed to the New Orleans community and uses his expertise in the areas of auditing and financial reporting to serve as the Treasurer for Foundation Preparatory Charter School.


Dante' Green

Prior to his role at New Orleans East Hospital, Mr. Green served as the Project Consultant for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) Shared Services Division. He has also served as the first FMOLHS Administrative Fellow with a concentration in Materials Management, Process Improvement, and Hospital Activation; Administrative Resident at Tulane Medical Center; and Administrative Resident at HCA’s Delta Division. Mr. Green has successfully led many hospital and system wide initiatives, including system wide pharmacy wholesaler distribution conversion, joint commission readiness, and business development. Mr. Green received a Bachelor of Science from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Tulane University.


Mark Heck

Mark Heck is a Project Manager and Assistant Architect for Williams Architects in New Orleans. With Williams Architects, he served as project manager for the firm on The NOCCA Forum, 939 Iberville Apartment Development, W. Smith Elementary and Arabi Elementary.   Mr. Heck received his Masters of Architecture from Tulane University.  He began working as an intern for his grandfather’s firm where he was immersed in all aspects of the profession. He has worked on a number of built architecture projects including residential, institutional, and commercial buildings in Louisiana with a strong focus on educational buildings.


D’Juan Hernandez


Peter Jones


Brooke Wyatt


Daniel Waldman

Dr. Waldman is a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Louisiana State University. In his current role, he works in various clinical settings including Children’s Hospital, collaborative primary care clinics, a school-based mental health clinic, autism clinic, and a cognitive behavior psychotherapy clinic. Prior to beginning his career as a child psychiatrist, Dr. Waldman taught physics at O. Perry Walker High School. His experience as a public school teacher led him to appreciate the importance of providing health care services in schools. To this end, he has consulted on the development and implementation of mental health services in schools. Dr. Waldman believes in working to ensure every child meets her full potential. He holds a BA in molecular biology from Princeton University and an MD from the Tulane School of Medicine.