The Citizens’ Committee for Education is the governing board of the Homer A Plessy Community School.

It meets on the first Monday of every even month at 5:30 PM, and meetings are held in the school's library at 721 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Board meetings are open to the public. 

For upcoming meeting agendas and/or to review prior meeting related documents, access the Board Portal.

2019-2020 Homer A. Plessy Community School Board of Directors


Tiffany Smith, Associate Attorney, Leake & Andersson, LLP, President

Chris O’Neil, University Medical Center New Orleans, Vice President

Erin Tooher, PhD Candidate/Researcher at University of New Mexico, Secretary

Alex Turvy, Business Operations Manager, KIPP Leadership Primary, Treasurer

Board Members:

Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Plessy Parent | Katie Darling, Director of Business Development, Thrive Management Group | Sarah DeBacher, Plessy Parent and Vice President of Education, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities | Juan Linares, Pareto Securities | Dawn McKendall-Hunter, Young Audiences

Homer Plessy Parent Board Membership Policy

At all times, it is the policy of Homer A. Plessy Community School to have at least one (1) member of the Board of Directors that is a parent of a current student of our school.  The parent board member will have the same rights and duties as any other member of the Board of Directors.  The parent board member will be subject to the same nomination process for membership as all other board candidates.  The nomination process is determined by the Governance Committee. The Governance Committee may propose candidates to fill vacancies as they occur, and such positions shall be filled upon majority vote of the Board of Directors.