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The NET: Gentilly

Dr. Christina Payne Hull, Principal

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!" -Marcus Garvey

Dr. Christina Hull has been an educator for over 21 years. She has taught infants, Pre-K-12th grade, and adults. She has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Secondary Education, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Leadership & Administration, and a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership. Dr. Hull enjoys reading, writing, weightlifting, and empowering others.

Trinekia Melancon, Academic Dean 
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ms. Trinekia Melancon has worked in the field of education for 24 years. She’s taught students in grades one, fifth-eighth, and high school students (through counseling). Ms. Trinekia holds a BA in Sociology/Social Welfare, Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction and a M.A. in Educational Leadership. Ms. Trinekia has one daughter and enjoys shopping and spending time with family!

Nathan Martin, Student Support Coordinator 


Mr. Martin was born and raised right here in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He attended Southern University at New Orleans to receive an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice.  He went on to further his education and obtain a master's degree from Grand Canyon University in Psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology.  He wants to impact student's lives and help them become successful as a whole.  Developing the whole student is something that happens inside and outside of the classroom.

Irnessa Campell, Academic Dean

I believe that children are our future


A native New Orleanian and a proud public education graduate. Ms.Campell has been an educator for over 15 years. She loves servicing the families of New Orleans.

Angel Cummings, Front Office Manager

"Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:4

Ms. Angel values everything that deals with the truth and she loves to be 100% real.  She wants to see nothing but the best for people. She loves to see children learning and growing and getting better with their education, so she's honored to be that positive light for a child to keep going and don’t quit. That belief is not only for the younger kids it’s even for the older kids because even though she's in her 20s, she has made mistakes and if she can educate somebody to not make the same mistakes, she conders that an honor and a privilege.  

Curissa (CeeCee) Davis, Assistant Dean


Ms. Curissa goes by Ms. Cee Cee. She is the founder and owner of Gerimian Beauty. She loves to see people grow and progress and is excited to be on the NET: Gentilly team!

Thaddeus Delay, History Teacher


Mr. Thaddeus Delay is a product of New Orleans. He believes in uplifting and loving our beautiful youth. Education is the key to a life of better choices, and he looks forward to working with the students of the NET: Gentilly.

Kimberly Ford-Edwards, Lab Teacher


Ms. Kim is a native of New Orleans, and she has over 10 years of experience in education. She enjoys working with students of all ages. She is passionate about encouraging students to believe in their ability to succeed.

Brittany Hookfin, SPED Teacher


Ms.Hookfin is looking forward to working with our youth to encourage, motivate to reach goals to ensure they are successful in society.
Terrielle Joseph, Paraprofessional 

Success is not final; Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts..” — Winston S. Churchill

Ms. Terrielle "TJ" Joseph has been a part of high school education systems in Georgia/Louisiana for almost 3 years. In addition to making preparations for furthering her education; she has a Cosmetology trade/license, and an AS in Business Management. Ms. TJ enjoys mentoring and educating children/young adults, sports, and New Orleans culture! She believes all kids should have custom opportunities to be successful, because no one is the same. Showing kids they matter is her passion!

Mariah Neiman, Math Teacher

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” — Marian Wright Edelman


Marissa is a recent New Orleans resident with a Masters in Social Work from Tulane University. She is passionate about nurturing the potential in every person and loves to travel and spend time with her many animals in her free time.

Tia Robertson, LRS Coordinator 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”


Mrs. Robertson is a developer of people, programs, & projects to propel people to become the best version of themselves & plot the pathway for robust systems & structures for organizational success.
Domonique Searcy, Special Education Coordinator 
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
D. Searcy

Mrs. Domonique received my undergraduate degree from Southern University at New Orleans and her Master's degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. She believes it is her duty to not only educate our high school students but to also cultivate a growth mindset as students matriculate to their career and work paths. Fostering a great rapport with her colleagues to bring together our expertise in education to help our students at The Net Charter High School Gentilly is her ultimate goal.

Briana Upshur, Teacher

“Be the difference, make a difference.” 


Meet Briana Upshur, a beacon of positivity and enthusiasm in the high school halls. With a zest for learning and a knack for making lessons engaging, they inspire students to reach for the stars. Whether it's cracking jokes or igniting curiosity, Ms. Upshur fosters a classroom environment where everyone feels empowered to succeed. Get ready to embark on an educational journey filled with laughter, growth, and endless possibilities with Ms.Upshur at the helm!

Caroline Wegener, Mental Health Counselor

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” — Maya Angelou


Caroline was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. She  attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she earned her degree in Psychology and went on to receive a master in Social Work from Tulane University. Since then, she has worked hard to make a positive impact on individuals and families in the Greater New Orleans Area. In her free time, she loves reading, knitting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends!

Mollie LaBarre, English Teacher

"I wasn't born to just teach. I was born to inspire others, to change people, and to never give up, even when faced with challenges that seem impossible"


Mollie is a native of Connecticut and graduated from college with a Bachelors in Biology and an Associates in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys teaching because it shows kids that even though you face challenges and make mistakes in life you can always learn from them and come out greater than before. She loves to mentor and make a positive impact in not only children's lives but in other peoples lives as well.

Mark Gambino, SPED Teacher

“Never stop learning because life never stop teaching.”


Mark is a native of New Orleans who loves the multi-culture of his hometown. Mark has been a Special Education teacher for over 14 years and believes all his experiences has made him a better teacher today.