Michael Stone

Guest Blogger

Co-CEO, New School for New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

A New Orleans native, Michael is committed to ensuring that New Orleans becomes the first city in the country to provide an excellent education to every child, regardless of class, color or learning need. In his role as co-CEO of New Schools for New Orleans, Michael oversees communications, advocacy, development, finance and operations.

Michael joined New Schools for New Orleans following his time with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in New York. While at McKinsey, Michael worked on a number of education-related projects, including developing Pennsylvania’s Race to the Top application strategy.

Prior to McKinsey, Michael taught 7th, 8th and 9th grade math in public schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. He has worked for the Achievement First charter school management organization and for Bronx Charter School for the Arts.

Michael is a graduate of Harvard College, and received a teaching degree from Pace University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.


Posted Aug. 18, 2015

10 Years in New Orleans: Public School Resurgence and the Path Ahead

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina tore through our region, taking nearly 2,000 lives and forever altering hundreds of thousands more.…

By Michael Stone, Maggie Runyan-Shefa

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