The Louisiana Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, has named Ronald Briggs as chairman of its board of directors after former Board Chairman, Eddie Rispone, stepped down to run for Governor of Louisiana in 2019.
“We are incredibly pleased to announce that Ronald Briggs, a leading advocate for school choice and education reform in our state will chair the Louisiana Federation for Children’s board of directors,” said Kelli Bottger, Louisiana State Director of the Louisiana Federation for Children.
“I am proud that Ronnie and a coalition of organizations in 2008, passed legislation that created the Student Scholarships for Education Excellence Program (now the Louisiana Scholarship Program) in New Orleans. He is committed to improving and expanding education options for all children.”
Briggs is a founding board member of Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School and currently president of Good Shepherd Mission Network Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Years before Louisiana’s post-Hurricane Katrina education reform movement and the establishment of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, Briggs became convinced that children who are at risk and underserved were trapped, and the only way out was through education.
Briggs’ vision to help these children was further inspired by the late Rev. Harry Tompson, S.J., who opened The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School in 2001. Today, Briggs leads the school’s mission of educating low-income, urban youth in a setting where they can realize their fullest potential.