“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
Mr. Chris hails from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, but has called New Orleans his home since 2008. In 2012, he graduated from UNO with a degree in Marketing. Since 2014, he has been actively involved in working with the youth of New Orleans, channeling his passion and commitment towards improving his community. With a genuine desire to make a positive impact, he strives to create a better future for those around him.
"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."
Mx. Gore was a theater and film teacher for over 10 years. They believe that the first step to improving the education system is by strengthening the connections in the classroom.
"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.
Seth Paddock, Director of Data and Enrollment
“Two of my high school teachers that had a tremendous impact on me and inspired me to be a teacher."
Mr. Seth comes to EQA Schools all the way from Ithaca, New York. He attended Cornell University and immediately began working in education after graduation. Before joining the NET staff, Seth was the director of J. Austin White Cultural Center in Eudora, Arkansas, which offers after-school and summer programs for children. He has been working in education now for over seven years. In his free time, Seth enjoys reading, woodworking, traveling, and camping. Mr. Seth’s parents still reside in Ithaca, and he has an older brother who lives in Alabama.
Biography by NET alum Renni
Ms. Tracy is very excited to be part of the NET: Gentilly team and she is here to support students and teachers!
“It takes a village."
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." ― Albus Dumbledore
Ms. Williams knows the importance of influence, and how being a positive light can truly impact the lives of others! Her career exemplifies her passion for "all things people" by her extensive experience in HR, executive talent acquisition, and legal education. In her spare time she enjoys reading, learning how to bake from TikTok videos, and spending quality time with her family. After spending many years living in Chicago, she is happy to have finally returned home to the great city of New Orleans and join EQA!