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    School Governance


    The Willow School, a Type-3 charter in the NOLA Public Schools district, is governed by the Advocates for Arts -Based Education (AABE) Board. The AABE Board of Directors has an important role in advancing the school’s mission by setting policies, supervising the activities of the Corporation, and adopting positions on issues of substance related to the purposes of the Corporation. The authorized number of Directors, to be set by the Board of Directors, shall be no less than seven (7), and no greater than eleven (11). The Corporation may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, also have one or more advisory Directors who shall have no voting power or authority but shall serve in an advisory capacity only.

    At least 60% of the members shall reside in Orleans Parish, including at least one parent or legal guardian of one or more students currently enrolled at The Willow School.

    Qualified individuals may be nominated for consideration as a director candidate by existing members of the Board of Directors. Once a candidate is established by a committee designated by the Board President, the individual may be elected to become a member of the Willow School Board by a 60% of the Board members present and voting. To be seated as a board member, the individual must also meet the qualifications set forth by the Orleans Parish School Board.

    The term of a Director shall be two (2) years. A Director may serve four (4) consecutive two (2) year terms.

    Board of Directors of Advocates for Arts Based Education:

    George Wilson, President (
    Gary Solomon, Vice President (
    Rachel Wisdom, Treasurer (
    Kiki Huston, Secretary (
    Michelle Beaty (

    Brenda Bourne (
    Richard F. Cortizas (
    Alysia Kravitz Loshbaugh (
    Jennifer McGowan (
    Chris Reade (

    To contact board members, please call:

    (504) 304-3960 (extension # 214)

    Board Meeting dates for the 2022-2023 school year:

    Monthly meetings will rotate among the three The Willow School Campuses. Dates/times are subject to change. The most up to date information will be available below.

    • September 6, 2022, 5:00 pm, 3rd-floor library at the Elijah Brimmer, Jr. Campus, 5624 Freret Street
    • October 6, 2022, 5pm
    • November 3, 2022, 5pm
    • December 1, 2022, 5pm
    • January 5, 2023, 5pm
    • February 2, 2023, 5pm
    • March 2, 2023, 5pm
    • April 6, 2023, 5pm
    • May 4, 2023, 5pm
    • June 1, 2023, 5pm      

    Board Meeting Agendas:

    Board Meeting Minutes/Videos:

    Public Records Requests:

    To reach Willow Custodian of Records, CEO Nicolette London, please send an email to

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