Officials of the Maxine Giardina (MAX) Charter School and Nicholls State University signed an agreement Thursday, Feb. 3, to establish a closer affiliation that will enhance the education of students at both institutions.
The arrangement formalizes the institutions’ longstanding cooperation. As part of the agreement, the Nicholls College of Education and Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders will provide testing, monitoring, assessment and professional development assistance for attaining and maintaining the educational goals expressed in the original MAX charter. In return, the MAX Charter School will provide staff and students of the College of Education access to data and facilities for research and on-site educational training.
Pictured from left, seated, are Dr. Cleve Hill, administrative liaison for the MAX Board of Directors and former dean of the Nicholls College of Education; Jake Giardina, chairman of the MAX Board of Directors; Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, Nicholls president; and Linda Musson, director and principal of the MAX Charter School. Pictured from left, standing, are Larry Howell, Nicholls executive vice president; Dr. Leslie Jones, member of the MAX Board of Directors and associate professor of teacher education at Nicholls; Dr. Laynie Barrilleaux, Nicholls vice president for academic affairs; Dianne Savoie, secretary of the MAX Board of Directors; Dr. Albert Davis, chairman of the MAX Board of Directors Personnel Committee and dean of University College at Nicholls; Karen Chauvin, president of the MAX Board of Directors and director of the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders; Dr. Steven Welsh, member of the MAX Board of Directors and interim dean of the Nicholls College of Education; and Carol Broussard, vice president of the MAX Board of Directors.