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Meet Our Dedicated Team

josh densen

founder & school leader

Who is an innovator you admire and why? Chuck Berry. He took something commonplace – the boogie woogie piano style – repositioned it on a guitar and invented rock-n-roll in the process.

Read a message from our founder.

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an actor, or Bruce Springsteen. Or maybe an actor playing Springsteen in a biopic.

What will New Orleans be like in 25 years?
In addition to the cultural relevance New Orleans has and always will have, I think we’re uniquely positioned to be an essential world city for our leadership in the creative and innovation economy of the next 100 years.

What is school for?
School exists to help children discover and cultivate their unique greatness so they can pursue their passions for a lifetime ahead.


Managing Director, The Achievement Network
Teacher & Grade Team Leader,
KIPP:STAR College Prep Charter School
Special Assistant to the Regional Superintendent, New York City Department of Education, Region 7


MBA, The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
BA, Washington University in St. Louis

Parent Of

Ella, 11 years old
Max, 9 years old

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