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About Us

Booker T. Washington is a school that believes in meeting students where they are. Our bar is high, but we also recognize that our students need an innovative and responsive way to learn the material. Here, we deeply value the cultural knowledge they bring to the classroom and work hard to bridge home life and academics.

Important Contacts

Please contact Ebony Dorsey, Front Office Manager, at (504) 609-2283 to:

  • Report an absence
  • Make a transportation request
  • Update parent/guardian information


Director Of School Operations: Courtney Duplessis, [email protected]

School Leader: Shimon Ancker-Pierce, [email protected]
Bullying Point Of Contact: 

Dean of Student Support: Amy Laurenza, [email protected]

Social Worker/Counselor: Dr. Mark Thornton, [email protected] 

Athletic Director: Wayne Reese, [email protected]


For all school based transportation concerns, contact: Courtney Duplessis, [email protected] or call (504)565-6139.