Nan is committed to providing authentic learning experiences for all students through supporting teachers in their learning and growth. Currently, Nan serves as the Executive Director of Instructional Quality with New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) where she provides opportunities to support charter schools with professional learning and curriculum implementation. Before joining NSNO, Nan served as the Chief Academic Officer and as a principal in the Greater New Orleans area. She also formerly served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction of the Recovery School District, assisting charter and district schools in coaching teachers and implementing curriculum. Nan got her teaching start as an English Language Arts teacher in the Richardson Independent School District, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, where 90% of her students mastered Texas’s reading and writing assessments. Before entering the world of education, Nan was an auditor with Ernst and Young in Houston, Texas. Nan earned a B.S. in Accounting from Southern University in her hometown of Baton Rouge, and holds a Master in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University of Arizona. Nan further obtained certificates. from the following institutions: Texas Teaching Fellows of The New Teacher Project, New Leaders for New Schools, National Institute for School Leadership, and STAND Educational Leadership. She is a current board member for the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans, Co-Chair of the 2020-2021 of the GLASS Leadership Institute of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and a member of the following organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, LA Creole and other art organizations in the state. Pre-Covid, Nan enjoyed travelling with her wife, touring art museums, sampling cuisines at new restaurants and dancing to great music with family and friends. Now, Nan partakes in long walks, reads mystery books, cooks while dancing, and watches movies with her wife.