DFER CHAMPIONS RECEIVE HISTORIC APPOINTMENTS
CONTACT: Victoria Fosdal
BATON ROUGE, L.A. (JAN. 6, 2023) – Democrats for Education Reform Louisiana (DFER LA) Executive Director Terrence Lockett released the below statement congratulating Dadrius Lanus and Carla Powell who were voted as president and vice president of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, respectively, yesterday.
Their appointments mark the first time that a Black individual has served as the president and vice president at the same time in modern history.
“We are pleased to see that the Baton Rouge School Board shares DFER LA’s confidence in Dadrius and Carla’s ability to lead on behalf of the district’s students. Both Dadrius and Carla bring their experience as educators to their roles, along with a deep commitment to improving public education outcomes.
I look forward to working with both Dadrius and Carla, along with the rest of the school board, in our continued advocacy of a high quality, equitable education for Baton Rouge children.”
DFER LA’s partner organization, Education Reform Now Advocacy, a 501c4 organization, ran independent expenditure campaigns during the general election in support of both Lanus’ and Powell’s campaigns.