Janis M. Hernandez
July 29, 2016
Jerilyn Williams
July 29, 2016

Maria Sly George

Maria Sly George, District I President


  • A. – Elementary School Administration, Xavier University of LA
  • A. – Curriculum Workshop Way, Xavier University of LA
  • A. – Elementary Education, Xavier University of LA
  • Louisiana Certified in Supervision of Instruction and Administration


Professional Experience

  • Began teaching in 1958 in Lafayette Parish, 10 years
  • Served on SAC Accountability Board
  • Member, VIBE Board – International School of New Orleans
  • Ranking Teacher of R. T. Danneel School of Orleans Parish Schools
  • Advisor for Orleans Youth Retarded Citizens (YARC)
  • Advisor of Louisiana State Youth Retarded Citizens (YARC)
  • New Orleans Council of International Reading Association
  • Member, United Retired Teacher Associations of New Orleans and Louisiana
  • Consultant, “Wings”, a Grant Education Program for the
  • Archdiocese’s Catholic Schools and Orleans Parish School

Board Title I Program

  • Louisiana Educators Credit Union Supervisory Board of New


  • Commission for Persons with Disabilities for the Archdiocese

of New Orleans

  • Board of New Vision Community Development Corporation
  • Board Member – International High Schools of New Orleans (IHS)


LRTA, Civic & Professional Contributions

  • Past – First Vice-President, LRTA
  • Chair, LRTA State Membership Committee
  • Past – President, LRTA District I
  • Past – President, New Orleans RTA
  • Secretary, New Orleans AARP Chapter 4550
  • Recipient, Louisiana AARP Andrus Award for Community

Service 2010

  • Eucharistic Minister and Church Lector
  • Music Minister, “Joyful Amen”, a special ministry with Father

Thaddeus C. Boucree, S.V.D.

  • Member, Educators for Social Responsibility
  • Past President – Third order of St. Dominic Laity, Moderator of St. Anthony’s Chapter
  • Third order of Ladies of Auxiliary Knight of Peter Claver
  • Fourth Degree St. Paul Ladies of Grace Knight of Peter Claver
  • ASBS (Associate of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament) – New Orleans Chapter
  • Life Member, Xavier University National Alumni Association
  • Vice President – Team I Xavier University
  • Silver Life Member NAACP
  • UTNO Retired Teachers Member – United Teachers of New Orleans