Chief Executive Officer – Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is accepting applications now for a new Chief Executive Officer. The CEO oversees the growing school’s operations, academic instruction, and institutional advancement. The CEO reports directly to Lycée Français’ Board of Directors. 

The new CEO will manage LFNO’s growing campuses which includes the Lower Campus (Grades Pre-K through 2), the Johnson Campus (Grades 3 through 7), and the McNair Campus (Grades 8 through 11). The new CEO will build on Lycée’s mission as a public-charter school that offers students a French immersion curriculum alongside the Louisiana state curriculum. Lycée Français de la Nouvelle- Orléans has achieved accreditation by the French Ministry of Education through grade 10 in support of its French immersion curriculum. The new CEO will also prepare Lycée to occupy its new home campus. The Priestley campus, a large-scale capital project that began in 2015, is located at 1619 Leonidas Street, and will become the permanent home for the school, and will feature a state-of-the-art high school.

As a public-charter school, Lycée Français aims to provide a world-class education for students in the city of New Orleans, and the state of Louisiana. LFNO aims to prepare students to excel academically, while making an impact in their communities. The new CEO will support this local and global vision for LFNO, while fostering an environment that is both academically rewarding and culturally inclusive to students and families. 

The ideal candidate will possess:

An advanced degree or commensurate experience

Experience (10 years or more) in a leadership or supervisory role in education (preferred, not required)

Record of quantifiable results in prior employment 

Ability to manage a substantial organizational budget

English fluency / French proficiency (preferred, not required)

Commitment to Lycée Français’ mission and values

Commitment to public education and public charter schools

Commitment to the French immersion curriculum 

Commitment to recruiting and serving a diverse student population that reflects the broader community Lycée Français operates within

Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders—a board of directors, students and their parents, faculty and staff from diverse countries, Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, French Ministry of Education, and community partners—in a unique school setting 


Key initiatives include:

Developing an accredited high school that offers both the French immersion curriculum and the Louisiana diploma

Developing, through fundraising and grants, the financial resources to sustain current and future capital projects.

Recruiting a diverse student population that reflects the broader community Lycée Français serves

Recruiting faculty qualified to teach the French curriculum

Ensuring continued financial stability of the school

Continuing and expanding current academic and extracurricular programs

Promoting relationships with diverse stakeholders

Meeting and exceeding expectations of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.


LFNO is a public charter school and complies with all open meetings and public records laws.


Applications are due Friday, March 11, 2022. LFNO is reviewing applications now on a rolling basis as they are received. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references to For information about Lycée Français, please visit its website at