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School Leadership Center to honor former State Superintendent Ollie Tyler

21st May 2012   ·   0 Comments

The School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans is inviting education advocates to its 3rd Annual Spring Celebration “We’re Jazzed…Again!” on Friday, June 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Metairie, 2261 N. Causeway Blvd. to join them in honoring former State Superin­tendent of Education Ollie Tyler.

Ms. Tyler was the first African-American woman to become a School Superintendent in Louisiana and served as Deputy Superintendent for New Orleans Public Schools.

The “We’re Jazzed” Celebration is an annual fundraising event for The School Leadership Center to celebrate the year’s successes and recognize outstanding educators throughout the Greater New Orleans area.

Ms. Ollie S. Tyler has been an educator for four decades and was appointed as the first woman and first African American to serve as Superintendent of Schools for Caddo Public School System. Ms. Tyler has been recognized as the 2007 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year, The Times Newspaper Outstanding Leader Award, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa National Citation Winner, and Lifetime Achievement Award for the Minority Business Council, and the first annual JROTC Louisiana Superintendent of the Year Award. Her leadership has been recognized in two nationally published educational journals—Education Week and The Ad­ministrator. Her efforts to assist students and families following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were documented and will serve as a model for other school districts around the country for years to come.

Ticket includes food and beverages, drinks, dancing, and a silent auction. The event is open to the public and event sponsorships are available.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit School Leadership Center, which trains principals, teachers and educators through a variety of professional development programs. For more information contact SLC at (504) 267-7239 or

This article was originally published in the May 21, 2012 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper

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