||DR. RAYNARD SANDERS
Dr. Sanders has over thirty years of experience in teaching, education administration, and economic and community development. As a principal of a New Orleans high school, he was recognized by the Louisiana State Department of Education for guiding his high school through four consecutive years of improvement on the state graduate exit exam. He developed the first high school DNA lab in the state of Louisiana and created the Creole Cottage Project, an innovative program for his students to build and renovate houses in the school’s community. He also served as the Executive Director of The National Faculty at New Orleans, a professional development agency design to improve the quality of teaching in poor performing schools throughout the Mississippi Delta. Dr. Sanders received his B.A. from Dillard University in New Orleans, a Masters of Educational Administration from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.