BESE Member Biographical Summary


Kira Orange Jones
BESE District 2 Representative


Kira serves as Executive Director for Teach For America – Greater New Orleans. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a M.Ed. in School Leadership from Harvard University. Kira is also a moderator for the Pahara Institute, a 2010 fellow of the Aspen-New Schools education cohort and a member of the Aspen Global Network. In 2015, Kira was named to Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.