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Meet the CEO

Alex Jarrell started as the CEO at Benjamin Franklin High School in March 2024. A native of New York City, Mr. Jarrell received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Northwestern University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a master of science in education entrepreneurship degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

After moving to New Orleans, Mr. Jarrell was a teacher and principal at KIPP Central City Academy, consistently the top-performing middle school in the New Orleans Recovery School Districts, and then served as the Chief Innovation Officer at New Schools for New Orleans, where he led the citywide school support strategy. 

His favorite restaurants in New Orleans are Saffron, Compere Lapin, and Pizza Delicious. And of course, he enjoys the cheeseburger at La Petite Grocery -- best in the city!

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Alex Jarrell

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