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

Richard M. Ireland, Jr.,Treasurer

Dominique Lang
Tandra LeMay

Jonathan L. Levy '03

John W. Nicklow, Ph.D.
Todd Ragusa

Allen Square, Jr.

Mitchell Turnbough

Dominique Lang Verner '06


Board Meeting Dates

January, 16, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

February 13, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

March 12, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

April 16, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

May 14, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

June 18, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

July 21 Agenda, Minutes

July 22 Agenda, Minutes
August 20, 2020, Agenda, Minutes
September 17, 2020, Agenda, Minutes
October 15, 2020, Agenda, Minutes
November 19, 2020, Agenda, Minutes
January 21, 2021, Agenda, Minutes
February 18, 2021, Agenda, Minutes
March 18, 2021, Agenda, Minutes
April 15, 2021, Agenda, Minutes
May 13, 2021, Agenda, Minutes
June 17, 2021, Agenda, Minutes

Future meetings to be determined



Meeting Agenda/Minutes Archive


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.