Meet Your Teachers.

Kim Frusciante is a former high school history teacher and school leader. With the exception of a brief interlude in Texas, she has been in New Orleans since 2002.

Duane E. Cruse Jr is a New Orleans native with two beautiful children. He currently works as the Career Technical Education Coordinator at George Washington Carver High School.

Our journey starts here.

Registration is now closed. If you have already filled out our registration form, please make sure to complete steps 3-5 below. Even if you're not registered, you may access our open-source materials throughout the semester.


Read Our Vision & Values

Our shared vision and values inform our actions as a community. Be sure to read them here before moving forward.


Sign Up to Join

Students, fill in this form to sign up today. Teachers, feel free to sign up for your own account if you want to follow along or use this as a class assignment. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.


Introduce Yourself

After you register, you will receive an invitation to join our FlipGrid group. Record a short FlipGrid video introducing yourself. Then say hi to at least two new classmates. Access the assignment here.


Use Your Voice

What commitments should we make as an OurStoryNOLA community? What norms should we have to make everyone feel safe and heard during discussion? Share here.


Get Ready

You will get what you give from this experience. Watch below for what you can expect. Welcome to OurStoryNOLA!