Eva Kemp-Melder

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Louisiana State Director, Democrats for Education Reform

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Eva Kemp-Melder is the Louisiana state director at Democrats for Education Reform. Previously Eva served as education policy advisor to former United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA).

A native of Hammond, Lousiana, Eva graduated from Louisiana State University in 2007 and began teaching fourth grade in Baton Rouge. She also worked as a literacy coach in East Feliciana Parish and ran for school board in Baton Rogue. Later, she served at the Louisiana Department of Education and the Recovery School District working on school turnaround policy, enrollment, desegregation policy and portfolio planning.

After earning a master’s degree in public administration in 2013, Eva moved to Washington, D.C., to work as a legislative assistant in Senator Landrieu’s office. She now lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband Josh.

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Posted June 26, 2015

Katrina+10: Acknowledging Success and the Work Ahead

This week, thousands of school leaders, teachers, advocates and policy-makers gathered in New Orleans for the National Alliance for Public…

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Posted Oct. 13, 2017

Making the Case for More Men of Color in Early Education

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Posted Oct. 11, 2017

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Posted Oct. 11, 2017

Stop Berating Black and Brown Parents Over Charters (and Give Your Twitter Fingers a Rest)

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