“I used to play school all the time when I was little, and that just kind of stuck.¨
Ms. Christie is a native New Orleanian and has worked in education for over twenty years. She received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from St. Edward´s University and an M.C.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from LSU. In 2009, she started BeReal, an organization supporting youth aging out of foster care. Christie began only part-time at the NET to run a tiny “Next Steps” project for seniors. She has since grown the department into her full-time job that supports each NET senior and alum in living a successful life after high school. Christie loves to learn and teach and appreciates the dynamic energy of education. She works hard to encourage her students to treat school like it is a full-time job, and to always be working towards a goal. In her free time, Ms. Christie loves to watch movies, go see theatre performances, and read. She has been married to her husband, Kevin, for over twenty-five years, and has two daughters, one of whom is a NET alum!
biography by NET alum Renni
"Helping one person might not change the world, but it can change the world for that one person."
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
Liz Gore (they/them) is an experienced educator, advisor, and community builder with a background in the arts and restorative practices. Their professional focus lies in shifting punitive power structures to relationship-driven learning environments, centering student leadership. They love photography, playing video games, and drinking Vietnamese iced coffees.
"Nobody’s coming to save us." - Unknown
Arianne credits two individuals with influencing her to become an educator- her mother, the late Doris Powell Craig and her fourth grade teacher, the late Flora G. Weber. As a direct recipient of the love and passion of both her mom and fourth grade teacher, Arianne decided early on to have the very same effect on as many young people as possible. Arianne’s ultimate goal is to carry on the legacy of her mother and Mrs. Weber by maintaining an unquenchable desire for empowerment through education and having a heart unselfish enough to bring scores of people along for the ride.
“I expect my students to make a healthy living through healthy choices.”
Mr. Adam is intrinsically motivated and embraces the responsibilities of his profession to facilitate normal development and positive client response to interventions; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene in response to actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build client and family capacity for adaptation, self- management, self advocacy, and learning. He is a proud nurse of students at both NET campuses.
Ms. Tracy is very excited to be part of the NOEOC team and she is here to support students and teachers!
“It takes a village."