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School Director

CHLOE WILEY

Lead Founder / School Director

Chloe Wiley’s passion for education combined with a proven track record of student achievement and teacher leadership brings her to the found and lead Baton Rouge Bridge Academy. As a 2013 Fellow with nationally recognized Building Excellent Schools, Ms. Wiley conducted school visits and completed training to design, found, lead, and sustain a high-performing charter school for underserved students. 

Chloe’s personal experience with educational inequities growing up in a small, rural town in central Louisiana, fueled her passion to teach and to create a school where scholars are led by capable, committed teachers. Chloe began her work in education as a member of the 2005 South Louisiana Teach For America Corps, teaching third grade in North Baton Rouge, where she pushed her students to gain, on average, two years of growth in Math and ELA. After Teach For America, Chloe earned her Master Degree in Journalism and worked as an education reporter, writing, interviewing and producing pieces on issues connected to education and of impact to students.

For the last three years, Chloe has served as a founding teacher, instructional coach and grade-level chair at KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy. As a founding teacher and member of the leadership team, she was responsible for creating school culture and managing and developing the founding staff. In this role, Chloe designed and executed a reading program which resulted in 80 percent of students meeting his or her year-long growth goals, the  highest growth rate among the KIPP charter network.

Chloe is driven to found and lead a no excuse charter school in Baton Rouge because she knows what works in order to successfully design and lead a school and team committed to helping students acquire the necessary skills to go to and through college. “It’s not about me; it’s about our students and being a part of something bigger for my students and my home state of Louisiana.”

Chloe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.

All students can achieve at the highest levels when they have great teachers. At Bridge Academy we invest all of our resources into making good teachers great.
— Chloe Wiley, School Director