Mr. McKneely oversees the entire InspireNOLA network, including setting the vision of the organization and ensuring the success of all schools and leaders. He co-founded the organization in 2013. Mr. McKneely previously served as a teacher and Assistant Principal of Edna Karr High School and then as the Principal of Alice M. Harte Charter School. Under his leadership, Alice Harte increased its School Performance Score (SPS) by 25 points, achieved an A letter grade, and became ranked in the top 10% of public schools in New Orleans. Prior to becoming an educator, he served as a budget analyst for two non-profit organizations in Baton Rouge. Mr. McKneely earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Southern University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Louisiana State University.