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NOLA Public Schools are governed by the Orleans Parish School Board. The Orleans Parish School Board is a government body comprised of seven elected officials, each of whom represent a portion of Orleans Parish. The board meets monthly as a full board at its business meetings, and in smaller committees that make recommendations to the full board. Committees include Accountability, Policy, Budget/Finance, Property, and Legal/Legislative. These meetings are free and open to the public. More information about board meetings, board policies, and related documents can be found here.


Board Members

Ethan Ashley

Ethan Ashley - President

District 2

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Raised in a single-parent home, Ethan’s grandparents played a huge role in his life, including his grandmother and mother’s years in public school education. Not only did Ethan beat the odds after being diagnosed with cancer as a child, but he also beat the odds...

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Nolan Marshall Jr.

Nolan Marshall Jr. - Vice President

District 7

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Mr. Marshall was elected to the Orleans Parish School Board in 2012 representing District 7. He has served on several local non-profit boards and has been a member and officer in many school and community organizations. He presently serves on the board of directors for the Bayou District Foundation...

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John A Brown, Sr

John A. Brown, Sr.

District 1

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John Alan Brown, Sr, is a lifelong and proud native of New Orleans. He is a graduate of Walter L. Cohen, Class of 1966. After high school, John left New Orleans to pursue his educational and athletic aspirations at Winston-Salem State University. While at Winston-Salem, he was a member of the football and track programs.

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Olin G Parker

Olin G Parker

District 3

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Olin G. Parker represents District 3, which includes parts of Gentilly, Lakeview, the Lake Area, Mid-City, and Bayou St. John. He has dedicated his entire career to education, most recently as the Executive Director overseeing all charter and nonpublic school accountability at the Louisiana Department of Education. In this role, Olin helped expand access to high quality schools for Louisiana families, designed and implemented support and...

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Dr. Jancarlos (J.C.) Wagner Romero

Dr. Jancarlos (J.C.) Wagner Romero

District 4

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School Board Member Jancarlos “J.C.” Wagner Romero is a native New Orleanian who has dedicated his entire adult career to the field of education. He was elected to serve the people of District 4 (covering parts of Algiers, the French Quarter, Marigny and Bywater) on December 5, 2020. A former high school dropout, raised by a single immigrant mother from Nicaragua,..

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Katherine Baudouin

Katherine Baudouin

District 5

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Katie has spent her career working in state and local government and for nonprofit organizations.  She started her career at the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations where she helped build the capacity of Louisiana’s non-profit sector, advocating on behalf of the people they served and garnering support from policy makers. There, Katie helped to advance progressive policies aimed at improving quality of life.,..

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Carlos Luis Zervigon

Carlos Luis Zervigon

District 6

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Born and raised in New Orleans, Carlos is a proud graduate of the New Orleans Public Schools, graduating from Eleanor McMain Secondary School in 1984. He went on to study History, Studio Art and Education at Tulane University where he earned a BA in History, a BFA in Glass Sculpture, as well as his Teacher Certification...

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Board Committees

Accountability Budget/Finance Legal/Legislative Policy Property
 Dr. Jancarlos (J.C.) Wagner Romero, Chair  John A. Brown, Sr., Chair  Carlos Zerviģon
, Chair
 Olin G. Parker, Chair  Katherine Baudouin, Chair
Ethan Ashley, Ex-Officio  Ethan Ashley, Ex-Officio  Ethan Ashley, Ex-Officio  Ethan Ashley, Ex-Officio  Ethan Ashley, Ex-Officio
Carlos Zerviģon  Olin G. Parker   Katherine Baudouin  Nolan Marshall, Jr.  Nolan Marshall, Jr.
Olin G. Parker  Carlos Zerviģon  John A. Brown, Sr.  Katherine Baudouin  Dr. Jancarlos (J.C.) Wagner Romero


Dr. Jancarlos (J. C.) Wagner Romero is the OPSB representative on the NORD Commission

Carlos Zerviģon is the OPSB representative on the NOCCA Board of Directors


For questions concerning Board Meetings, please email .


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