Kyron Miller is a proud LA Green Corps Alumni and graduated from the program in 2013. During his participation in the spring 2013 Cohort, Kyron obtained NCCER CORE, OSHA 10, First-Aid/CPR, TWIC, Forklift Certification, and also attended a Building Performance Institute training as well as Lead & Asbestos Awareness training.
In March 2017, Kyron founded Brothers in Construction Insulation Co and still owns the business. Brothers in Construction provides a wide range of services to maximize residential and commercial energy use and save client’s money, including spray foam insulation, energy audits, energy consultations, weatherization.
Kyron also serves on the board of Icons for Peace, a New Orleans non-profit focused on educating youth about community planning, gardening, social justice, policy advocacy, and becoming politically active. Kyron states that “joining Green Corps was one of the best decisions in my life and has helped me more than anything get to where I am today. Green Corps gave me direction, hope, and faith in the fact that I could build a successful career.”
Before joining Leading Educators in her current role as Director of Content, Michelle was the Vice Principal of Academics at the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, the same school where she learned that teaching is the best career in the world. She was previously a teacher educator at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP). She began her career in education as a high school English and reading teacher in New Orleans.
Michelle holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education. Her graduate work focused on classroom observation and effective literacy practices in secondary ELA classrooms. She earned a B.A. from New College of Florida where she pursued a dual concentration in Literature and Hispanic Language and Literature.
Carrie Craven is an experienced and dedicated Holistic Social Worker, Researcher & Policy Advocate, Writer, and Local Educator. For over the past decade, Carrie has worked in New Orleans to support social justice, equity in education, and promoting all individual’s emotional well-being. She is a licensed Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University.
Previous to her current role, she served as the Academic Instructor for Louisiana Green Corps where she successfully designed and taught interdisciplinary courses to Green Corps participants while integrating environmental and racial justice to explore the impact of place on socio-economic circumstances, with an emphasis on community strengths, growth mindset, personal agency, and movements led by historically marginalized communities.