Rooted School Board

We have a thoughtful, experienced, and diverse team of leaders supporting us on our board.

  • John Alford • network growth and sustainability senior relationship manager – Kipp Foundation
  • Brandin Campbell • principal consultant – Capture Connect Media
  • Matt Candler • founder & ceo – 4.0 Schools [chair]
  • Travis Chase •  development director – Teach for America, Greater New Orleans-Louisiana Delta
  • Kesana Durand   attorney and counselor-at-law – Branford Durand,LLC
  • Kyle Finke • director - Louisiana Resource Center for Educators Teach! [treasurer]
  • Tony Zanders • director of saas innovation, southeastern U.S. – Ebsco [secretary]
  • Gerard Willis • parent of current student – retired

Board members can be contacted through the Rooted School office at 4238 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 or by emailing the Chair at

Rooted School’s public records custodian is Adrien Maught, Chief Operating Officer. He can be reached by email at

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