Jefferson Parish Public Schools, Louisiana
Techneaux 21SCommunity Partnership Programs
A southern renaissance that educates and preserves the culture, history, and heritage that is uniquely and irreplaceably New Orleans, by creating authentic, engaging, and cross-disciplinary learning opportunities for students using technology to promote 21st century skills.
Program Objectives
  • Create authentic, engaging, and cross-disciplinary learning opportunities for students using technology to promote 21st century skills including creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.
  • Create greater awareness of New Orleans area museums, cultural organizations, and parks among students and families

For Teachers...How to Start a Community Partnership Project

2009-2010 Community Partnerships Video (3 minute version)

2009-2010 Community Partnership Video (7 minute version)

2009-2010 Highlights Slideshow

2010 Community Partnership Professional Development Workshop Photos

2010-2011 Calendar


Contact Information
Betsy Almerico, Manager, Technology Integration Specialists
Heidi Alexander, Technology Integration Specialist
Nicole Brondum, Technology Integration Specialist
Sedoural Brown, Technology Integration Specialist
Debra Coleman, Technology Integration Specialist
Ellen Lyon, Technology Integration Specialist
Dr. Mable Moore, CTO
Sarah Rosedahl, Technology Consultant

Tracie Spicuzza, Technology Integration Specialist
Elizabeth Towe, Technology Integration Specialist
Alexis Western, Technology Integration Specialist

Community Partners

Following are community partners that we have worked with in 2008-2010 or are planning to work with in 2010-2011.
Audubon Institute - Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium
Brenda Walkenhorst, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
Monica Pasos, School Services Coordinator, Audubon Zoo
Tricia LeBlanc, Director of Education and Volunteers, Aquarium and Insectarium
Children's Museum
Elizabeth Elizardi,
Destrehan Plantation
Angie Matherne, Heritage Day Coordinator
East Jefferson General Hospital
Valerie Englade, Vice President, Community Affairs
Gallier House
Carolyn Bercier, Deputy Director
Grand Teton National Park
Kristen Dragoo, Lead Park Ranger
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Barataria, Chalmette Battlefield, and French Quarter
Ami Ghazala, Education Coordinator, Barataria
Alynn Rodriguez,
Patricia Corral, Education Coordinator, French Quarter and Chalmette
Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce
Ronnie Slone, Chair
Louisiana State Museum
Charles Chamberlain, Historian
Gaynell Brady, K12 and Family Programs
The National World War II Museum
Jen Kitner, Digital Education Coordinator
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Kate Barron, Education Coordinator
Rex Organization
Carol Newman, Technology Integration Specialist
Sheree Caminita, Library Media Specialist
Alyce Gonzalez, PDRT
Musee Conti
Beth Sigur, Director of Sales