Ulyses E. Collins III is a native of New Orleans and a proud product of New Orleans Public Schools (McDonogh 35 High School). He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama A&M University in 2002, in Health & Physical Education. He began his teaching career as a Physical Education teacher at Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans, LA., where he served for three years. He then was selected to teach Health and Physical Education at McDonogh 35 High School in 2004. Within his tenure as a teacher, he also coached baseball, football, and was promoted to Athletic Director in 2005. In 2010, Mr. Collins acquired a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Xavier University, New Orleans, LA.
In fall of 2011, he was appointed assistant principal of McDonogh 35 High School. Since being appointed to assistant principal he has implemented a male mentorship program, and an American College Test (ACT) preparation afterschool program for college bound students; just to name a few. Mr. Collins has also served on the City-wide New Orleans Truancy Task Force Committee to address student absenteeism, the Louisiana Homeland Security School Relations Committee, in which he assisted in the development of a universal crisis plan to address school shootings/incidents, and has been selected to speak on school discipline and crisis plans to various community groups. Recently, Mr. Collins was a presenter at the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials National Conference in which he presented on “School Safety from an Administrator’s View.” He has also served as the administrative chairperson for Orleans Parish School Board Network Schools on the Code of Conduct Planning Committee for the past two years.
Mr. Collins’ dedication and engagement in the community extends to other avenues of civic accomplishments. He graduated from the New Orleans Municipal Training Academy of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in the fall of 2007 and has been a NOPD reserve police officer for the past eight years. In addition, he is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a charter member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. He maintains an active role in school culture and safety through communication, transparency, and current policies and procedures.