Los Angeles educators Kari Croft and Erin Whalen have won $10 million to start their own school, courtesy of a nationwide competition funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles educators Kari Croft and Erin Whalen have won $10 million to start their own school, courtesy of a nationwide competition funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

After serving the foster care population for six years, THIS is thinking. THIS is teamwork. THIS is awesome. We must use innovation and collaboration to response to our most daunting challenges. It will take risk, maybe some areas of failure, and orgs reinventing themselves to better support the need. This is where we are headed. Bravo, RISE. AND, I absolutely believe an Arts & Science Academy is doable in Covington and would be a game changer for the future of this wonderful community, city, and parish. We are a people of tradition and innovation in all the right ways.

To our amazing James Storehouse Louisiana team, get your white boards out. To my Leadership St. Tammany Class who are engineers, architects, builders, CPA’s, CFO’s, COO’s, law enforcement, lawyers, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, pastors, community activists, communication gurus and city planners… get your white boards out. Let’s create, innovate, and execute… Together!

Kim