Director of Student Life
Community Educator, artist, and mother Charmisha Baker has served New Orleans children and families for more than a decade. Charm studied Critical Theory Social Justice, and Sociology at Occidental College in Los Angeles and Secondary Social Studies Education at the University of New Orleans. A native of St. Louis, Mo. Charm relocated to New Orleans 2007 and after a decade of service driven teaching, Charm founded Rising Sun Mindbody Wellness, a former youth internship and outreach coordinator for the Backyard Gardener’s Network, and founding lead teacher of Travis Hill School, located inside of the Youth Study Detention Center. Charm believes in the transformative power of art and cultural activism. Her professional praxis is at the intersection of creativity, love, healing, community, and social change. Most recently, she has dedicated her energy to youth development and restorative justice, as an English Language Arts instructional leader and a former Summer Arts for Change Coordinator at Travis Hill School- OJC. She is pursuing a Masters Degree of Public Health with a graduate degree focus in Restorative Sciences and Community Health.Contact me about discipline, MTSS, culture, & Student Council.