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Committee may propose pick for new Lycée interim CEO at Thursday meeting

The committee charged with recommending an interim chief executive officer for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans may recommend a candidate after a closed session Thursday.

The embattled charter school, which has been without a permanent leader for more than six months, has two candidates to choose from: Keith Bartlett and Joseph Daschbach. Each has been interviewed twice.

Bartlett mentors principals through Louisiana A+ Schools and was the former principal of John Dibert school.

Daschbach has worked in several schools, including Lagniappe Academies and New Orleans Center for Science and Mathematics.

According to the agenda the committee will discuss the character and professional competence of both finalists in a closed session. After returning to open session the committee will take up an item called “motion to vote on final candidate for board interview.”

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About Marta Jewson

Marta Jewson covers education in New Orleans for The Lens. She began her reporting career covering charter schools for The Lens and helped found the hyperlocal news site Mid-City Messenger. Jewson returned to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 after covering education for the St. Cloud Times in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in journalism and social welfare and a concentration in educational policy studies.