independent (supporting New Schools for New Orleans and America Achieves)
Jay Altman is a senior advisor to America Achieves and a founding partner of Greenhouse E3, a fellowship program for aspiring charter network executives. Jay is the former CEO and co-founder of FirstLine Schools in New Orleans. He also worked in London as Director of Education for ARK Schools, developing a network of charter-type schools and helping develop training programs for leaders of open admissions urban schools, including Future Leaders, a program for aspiring principals of open-admissions urban schools, and Teaching Leaders, a program for mid-level school leaders. Prior to this he was co-founder and a school leader of New Orleans Charter Middle School, the first charter school in New Orleans. Jay also serves on the boards of Leading Educators, Catalyst:Ed, Special Education Leader Fellowship, and The New Orleans Career Center. He is the proud father of two children, Calder and Talia, and the lucky husband of Adrienne.