Mr. Kevin George
Mr. George has more than 21 years of experience in education, including Chief Executive Officer of New Beginnings Charter Management Organization, Superintendent of St. John the Baptist Public School System, Supervisor of Secondary Curriculum for Lafourche Parish and Deputy Network Leader with the Louisiana Department of Education, principal, assistant principal and teacher. He most recently served as the Chief School Accountability Officer for New Orleans Public Schools.
While serving in these positions, George also held appointments to several statewide committees, including the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Superintendents’ Advisory Council and the Louisiana Department of Education’s Commission on Assessment and Review and Use in Public Schools (Chair), Advisory Council of Student Behavior and Discipline and the Alternative Education Study Group.
He was nationally recognized as the 2016 Save the Music Foundation Superintendent of the Year. Awarded to only one superintendent or school CEO each year, the honor recognizes outstanding commitment to music education in his or her school district.
After completion of a fellowship with the Southern Education Foundation’s Racial Equity Leadership Network, George has presented at national conferences on topics such as equitable outcomes for all students and building systems to support teaching and learning.
On a full football scholarship, Mr. George attended Nicholls State University where earned two Bachelor degrees and a Master’s degree and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Executive Leadership from University of Holy Cross in New Orleans.
Mr. George and his wife, Schwanda, have been married for 23 years and have three children – a son, Jalon, who is a Senior Airman in the U.S. Air Force, a daughter, Taylor, who is a graduate student at LSU and Kassidy, who is a junior in high school.