LEAD alumnus Tyrone Casby picked as interim principal

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Casby, who also serves as the Big Chief of the Mohawk Hunters, is a 2014 alumnus of Foundation for Louisiana's LEAD Community Training Program that trains citizens in the community on best practices for leadership and engagement.

Congratulations to Tyrone Casby, a veteran New Orleans educator and cultural leader, who has been named as the interim principal at Landry-Walker High School. (Read the story here.)

Casby, who also serves as the Big Chief of the Mohawk Hunters, is a 2014 alumnus of Foundation for Louisiana’s LEAD Community Training Program that trains citizens in the community on best practices for leadership and engagement. LEAD participants spend seven weeks instruction through lectures, presentations and hands-on activities from key decision makers and influencers in the community.

“The No. 1 piece that resonated was the initial meeting when we were brought together as a group and introduced to each other,” Casby said of the LEAD program. “We live in the same city but we didn’t know each other. We had the same issues and the same goals, but we were all doing it at a different tune. An initial speaker or presenter brought it in focus to me when she said, ‘You know … if you’re not at the table, when individuals are making decisions about your community and about your culture and what have you, then not only do you not know the menu, but you may be the menu.”

Casby and other leaders in the Mardi Gras Indian Council stand to benefit from a planned cultural hub (located along the historic LaSalle Street corridor) initially being funded through a $500,000 grant the Foundation secured from ArtPlace America.

Read more about the grant here.