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The NET: East / New Orleans Accelerated High School (NOAH)

Kina Lee, Principal

Ms. Kina has spent the past twelve years working in education and holds a BA in Science and an MA in Education.  She enjoys the close relationships between the staff and students at The NET.

Geneisha Buggage, English Teacher
“Where there is no vision, the people perish." 
T. Williams

Ms. Geneisha grew up surrounded by the unique sights and sounds of the Big Easy. Prior to the pandemic, she worked for three years as a mentor in a Baton Rouge boarding school. Being a mentor is one of her most rewarding experiences. Geneisha looks forward continuing her work in education as she begins her second year as an ELA teacher.

Cassandra Ebanks, Science Teacher

Booker T. Washington stated, "Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way"; My statement is "When life throws you lemons, there is always an opportunity to CREATE pink lemonade.


Ms. Ebanks is a native of New Orleans.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University (New Orleans) and a Master of  Art degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Xavier University of Louisiana. As an educator, John Dewey's philosophy sums up her ideas that children learn from their experiences.

Terrill English, Assistant Dean 


Mr. English is a caring person who wants to give back to the community. He has been in the educational system for 13 years. He also coaches high school football and track and works for NORD playgrounds as a referee.

Liz Gore, Transition Coordinator 

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."


Mx. Gore was a theatre 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.

Veronica Johnson, Special Education Coordinator 

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" Maya Angelou


Ms. Johnson is a kind, generous and loving person, and a great teammate!  She is also known as a "finisher" that gets the work done! 

Atiya Johnson, Operations Assistant  

“As a culture worker who belongs to an oppressed people my job is to make revolution irresistible.” -Toni Cade Bambara


The future will only be as promising as the light we shed on the present. Our diligence and capability to offer our children new perspectives now, will shape our future accordingly. Ms. Johnson's purpose is simple--to inspire; to be present.

Julian Landa, Senior Seminar Teacher

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Mr. Landa is passionate about creating a better future, it all starts with today's students. He loves to watch students find their passions and become leaders.
Kim Legaux, Counselor
"Always keep trying. Stop making excuses."

Ms.Kim Legaux is a founding staff member of The NET: Central City and will be bringing her insight and experience to the Gentilly campus for the Fall 2018 semester. She worked for an adolescent drug rehab facility as a supervisor and at Bridge City as a therapeutic dorm leader. She has been working in education for over 20 years. She made the decision to become an educator while volunteering in her daughter's Pre-K class, after she was asked to sub for the teacher. Ms. Kim was also a Girl Scout troop leader and a cheerleading coach. She originally wanted to be a nurse but fell in love with working with kids and cites her daughter as her motivation to keep going. Ms. Kim runs the food pantry and the Period Poverty project for both campuses. Her door is always open to students, families, and staff who need a listening ear, a motherly lecture, a connection to a resource, or a funny story to cheer up their day.

Biography by NET student Troyneisha

Nathan Martin, Lab Teacher


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.  

Timia McPherson, Data and Enrollment Coordinator 

"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Ghandi 


Mrs. McPherson's passions are God, her family, giraffes, and organizing!  She's a Spelman Woman fulfilling her choice to change the world.  

Willie Morgan, Culture Dean

"Really what education does is it gives opportunity, but it also gives HOPE."


First & Foremost my name is Willie Morgan. I am a New Orleans native who loves Second Lines and Crawfish Boils. I'm honored to have an opportunity to work the amazing youth and staff that walk the halls of NOAH.

Derrick Paul, Operations Manager

"Helping one person might not change the world, but it can change the world for that one person."


Mr. Paul is a New Orleans native and he loves his city!  The food, Mardi Gras, the Saints and Pelicans, the people - these are just a few reasons why he is never leaving.  

Charmaine Sonnier, Math Teacher

"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together"


Mrs. Sonnier-Jones is the mother of four boys.  She is a lifelong learner and educator with 23 years of experience and is excited to be joining the NET: East team as a math teacher.  

Dominique Watkins, Special Education Teacher

"If you can't fly then run. If you can run then walk. If you cant walk then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." -Dr Martin Luther King Jr.


Ms. Taylor is a native of Denver, Colorado.  She is passionate about her family, food, and the outdoors.  

Debra White, Front Office and Attendance Manager 

“Grow and go."


Ms. White loves herself and loves being herself!  She is rarely influenced by the outside that constantly try to make people change who they are.