Board Governance

Benjamin Franklin High School is governed by Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education, Inc., a non-profit corporation. The school is a Type 3 Charter school authorized by the Orleans Parish School Board.  

Board of Directors 

Sean A. Blondell, Secretary

Jill E. Condon
Alea M. Cot, President

Charmaine Cooper Hussain

Stacy Deitelzweig

Angele DeLarge, Treasurer

Dominique Lang '06

Jonathan L. Levy '03

Dolly Malik

Brian Mora

Kim Nguyen

John W. Nicklow, Ph.D.

Alexis Parent-Ferrouillet, Ed.L.D. '96

Todd Ragusa

Allen Square, Jr.

Mitchell Turnbough


Board Meeting Dates

June 17, 2021, Agenda, Minutes

August 19, 2021, Agenda, Minutes

September 16, 2021, Agenda, Minutes

October 21, 2021, Agenda, Minutes

November 18, 2021, Agenda, Minutes

January 13, 2022, Agenda, Minutes

February 17, 2022, Agenda, Minutes

March 17, 2022, Agenda, Minutes

April 21, 2022, Agenda, Minutes

May 19, 2022, Agenda, Meeting canceled (no quorum)

June 16--Annual Meeting Agenda, Minutes

Future meetings to be determined


Public Records Requests

The link below connects to the person responsible for Public Records Requests (​

Otherwise, please mail or deliver requests to Dr. Patrick Widhalm, 2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122

The Board includes members who represent the Parents' Association, the Alumni Association, and the Athletic Association.  Anyone who is interested in representing one of these organizations, or any parent, guardian, grandparent, or alumni who would like to be considered for the Governing Board should contact the current Board President.  Most Board openings are filled during the annual meeting in June, however interest may be expressed any time.