New Orleans Symposium

Facilities Matter: Building Our Future!

Experience tomorrow's schools New Orleans style

Join us on
June 8-9, 2012
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Edward Hynes Elementary School
990 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124

New Orleans Symposium Healthy, safe and sustainable school facilities positively impact educational outcomes, enhancing student and teacher performance and contributing to community culture and vitality. Today's global economy demands that our schools be equipped to teach 21st century skills to prepare students for the workforce of the future as productive citizens. Explore results of the green charter school movement in New Orleans with experts in the field, consider methods of disaster preparedness, and, together, determine how we can pave the way for all students to succeed.

The Orleans Parish School Board is committed to creating the nation's best school system by utilizing creative, innovative 21st century programs to produce graduates of unparalleled quality thereby improving the lives of students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The mission of the New Orleans Public School System is to provide quality learning environments that promote academic excellence and engage the family and community in the support of student achievement.

Edward Hynes Elementary, a French immersion charter school located in Lakeview, has a vision dedicated and focused on building our future through educating students and preparing them for the next educational century. Edward Hynes envisions students who share and appreciate differences; provides a research-based curriculum which is balanced, progressive and enriching; all situated on a campus which is environmentally friendly sustainable and serves as a hub of the community.

Edward Hynes Elementary Mission Statement:

"Hynes... quality education shaping leaders for a changing world."


A4LE Tandus Flooring
C. Spencer Smith

Program at a Glance

Subject to change
AIA and GBCI CEU's Available

Friday, June 8, 2012
8:30 am – 9:00 am Coffee and Registration
Remains open throughout the day as registration, meeting and coffee station
9:00 am – 10:00 am Welcome
Sonny Savoie, Past President, NSBA
Dr. Darryl C. Kilbert, Superintendent, Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB)
Patrick Dobard, Superintendent, Recovery School District of Louisiana (RSDLA)
School Board members(TBD)

The Recovery School District Story
Lona Hankins, RSDLA
Ramsey Green, RSDLA
Chris Pellegrin, CSRS
10:15 am – 11:30 am Disaster and Recovery Planning
Steven Bingler, Concordia
Nicole Boothman-Shepard, Jacobs/CSRS
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Master Planning for the Urban Environment
Lona Hankins, RSDLA
John Wallace, Jacobs/CSRS
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
RETHINK New Orleans
New Orleans RETHINK Student Team
Sponsored by Tandus
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Expanding Parental Options and Accountability
Nash Crews, RSDLA
Adam Hawf, RSDLA
Kathleen Padian, OPSB
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Fostering Healthy, Sustainable Educational Facilities
Tiffany Delcour, RSDLA
Anisa Baldwin Metzger, Center for Green Schools, USGBC
John Sumlin, Tandus
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Sue Robertson, REFP, RSDLA
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Networking Reception
C. Spencer-Smith Architects
1018 Bienville Street
New Orleans
Sponsored by C. Spencer-Smith, AIA and Lachin Oubre' & Associates, APC
Saturday, June 9, 2012
8:45 am Buses will leave from Royal Sonesta Hotel
300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Learning Tours – Recovery School District of Louisiana
Andrew H Wilson Charter School Tour – LEED Gold Tour
Crocker Elementary School
Bienville Elementary School
Lake Area High School
Parkview Elementary School
Frantz Elementary School
New Lawless High School Site – Lower Ninth Ward
Make It Right
Colton Elementary School
Craig Elementary School

About the Association:
The Association for Learning Environments, formerly CEFPI, is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. The Association embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality.