Lou Guertin – High Road & IDC Program Director

In 2004, I first started my career as a Teacher in Wilmington, Delaware. Once the original school in Cecil was built, I taught here for 3 years. During this time, our school grew from 30 students to 67 students, and we needed to split the schools to accommodate for space. From here, I went to build out our new site in Perryville, MD in 2007. After becoming the head teacher from 2007 – 2010 at Perryville, I was then promoted to take on the Associate Director position in Baltimore City. While in Baltimore I helped oversee all 3 floors of New Hope Academy which housed 225 students at that time. After a year in this role, I started the Cecil Alternative Program at the Providence School in 2011. During this 6-year journey at C.A.P, I learned that Cecil County is a diverse County that finds itself surrounded by the pressures of modernizing its area, while maintaining its culture and historic landmark base. In 2017, I was asked to take on a larger role in Delaware, and decided to return to the school that I first started in. From 2017-2020, I oversaw our Elsmere location in Wilmington, DE and delved into the realm of In District Programming with the Brandywine School District. This partnership with our public schools created an opportunity for our teachers to teach in two separate public schools (Brandywine High School and P.S. DuPont Middle School) and offered services to inner city youth who struggled with navigating new school’s outside of their inner-city limits.

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