Retired New Orleans Public Schools Superintendent
Darryl Kilbert served as Superintendent of New Orleans Public Schools from 2006-2012. Before being elevated to superintendent, Kilbert worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and area superintendent since starting his career in 1979. He’s been praised by parents and students for his no-nonsense approach, most notably when he took the reins at Alcee Fortier High School in the mid 1990s and increased graduation rates, improved grades, and increased classroom attendance. After working as a principal at George Washington Carver High School in 2004, Kilbert was promoted to an area superintendent of schools by former Superintendent Anthony Amato, where he remained until his appointment to interim superintendent, and finally to superintendent, in 2006.