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Staff Spotlight: Arion Smith

Arion Smith is a Pre-K assistant teacher at Akili Academy, currently in her third year at the school. A graduate of the University of New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, Arion first discovered her passion for education as a senior in high school. “I was a volunteer tutor, and in this role,…
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Akili Scholars Explore Career Paths at Black History Month Career Expo

Akili Scholars Explore Career Paths at Black History Month Career Expo

Akili scholars concluded Black History Month with their annual Black History Month Career Day. Scholars in grades PreK-8 participated in the day and had the opportunity to meet with influential African American leaders in the New Orleans Community. Guests included: Andre Anderson, Co-owner and Graphic Designer at Modiphy Dr. Danita Anderson, Physician Natika Anderson, Chemical…
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Scholars Celebrate Being 100 Days Smarter

Scholars Celebrate Being 100 Days Smarter

On Friday, February 2nd, Akili and Habans scholars celebrated their 100th day of school. Check out the photos from the day as scholars celebrated being 100 days smarter. Akili scholars celebrated by exploring what they may look like at 100 years old. Habans PreK-2 scholars celebrated their 100th day by using the various mathematical concepts…
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Staff Spotlight: Ces Matthews

Akili 7th grade ELA teacher Ces Matthews, known as “Matthews”, is a graduate of The Florida State University where they earned a joint degree in Political Science and Sociology. (Matthews uses the gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them.”) Matthews has known for a long time that they could make an impact on their community through education….
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