Our Board of Directors broadens our perspective while helping us keep our eyes on the ball.
Board of Directors
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beloved Community
Rhonda Broussard has been a leader in diversity and international education initiatives throughout her career. In 2007 she established the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS), a charter management organization serving a diverse school community with language immersion and International Baccalaureate pedagogy, and served as its President until 2015. She is currently the founder of Beloved Community, a nonprofit organization that creates sustainable paths to diverse schools and communities. Rhonda is a Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow and an Eisenhower Fellow. She completed her undergraduate studies in French and Secondary Education at Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Arts degree in French Studies from New York University’s Institute of French Studies. Rhonda and her bilingual family currently reside New Orleans.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citizens of the World Charter Schools
Kriste Dragon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Citizens of the World Charter Schools, a national network of public charter schools that challenge students to realize their full potential and thrive in a diverse society. Citizens of the World is committed to serving diverse communities throughout the U.S., with schools currently in Los Angeles, New York, and Kansas City. Kriste began her work in education as a middle school mathematics teacher in South Los Angeles. She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Alabama.
Director of Outreach and External Affairs, Education Post
Chris Stewart is Director of Outreach and External Affairs for Education Post, a non-partisan communications organization dedicated to building support for student-focused improvements in public education from preschool to high school graduation. Before that, he served as Executive Director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), a cross-sector network of black leaders working to develop and implement an urban policy agenda across five northwest states. In 2007 Chris was elected to the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education. In that role, he helped establish the Office of New Schools, an area of the Minneapolis Public Schools to implement school reform strategies. Since 2009 Chris has been President and Principal with Yielding Assets, LLC, a grassroots consultancy helping government, nonprofit, and foundation clients create self-sustaining, social good projects. Chris blogs and tweets under the name Citizen Stewart. He is based in Minneapolis.