Louisiana Classroom Chronicles

Classroom Chronicles is a series that highlights the inspiring everyday work of Louisiana educators.
Each month, the blog will spotlight an educator who is taking that extra step to make an impact on
the lives of their students, school and community.


Classroom Chronicles Jenny Carey
Protecting the Profession: How Louisiana’s 2020 Principal of the Year Advocates for Responsive Action on Teacher Retention

Jenny Carey, Louisiana’s 2020 Principal of the Year, founded KIPP East in 2014 with just 100 kindergarten students and 10 teachers. Since that time, the school has expanded, now including pre-K through grade 4 and serving roughly 540 students. Last year, KIPP East ranked in the top 10 elementary schools in New Orleans. Carey attributes much of this success to creating a community of lasting support that reaches far beyond school walls. She aspires to equip others with the tools needed to replicate such success in their own schools through increasing teacher retention rates and elevating the profession of education.

Jenny Carey, 2020 Louisiana State Principal of the Year

Previous Classroom Chronicles

Previous Spotlights

Classroom Chronicles - June 2019 (Lonnie Kennair) Download
Classroom Chronicles - May 2019 (Delia Girouard) Download
Classroom Chronicles - April 2019 (Nadene Harrison) Download
Classroom Chronicles - March 2019 (Troy Borne) Download
Classroom Chronicles - February 2019 (Donneisha Wilson) Download
Classroom Chronicles - January 2019 (Kathryn Ferguson) Download

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