About Our School
New Vision Learning Academy, founded by Reverend Andrew J. Mansfield, is a premier charter school in Monroe, Louisiana, providing students with the fundamentals they need to become successful adults.
The first mission of the New Vision Learning Academy, Inc., is to enhance the personal growth and educational development of children and through an academically sound program produce intellectually able, technologically competent, morally stable, psychologically and physically healthy, capable and contributing citizens of the next century.
The second mission is to increase the meaningful involvement of parents and the community in the process of educating children and to provide service and outreach support and partnerships that will strengthen families and the community.
The Board of Directors will revise the School's mission, as needed, every five years, with valuable input from students, parents, faculty, and volunteers.
New Vision Learning Academy is an independent, public charter school, located in Monroe, LA. It became the first Type II charter school in north Louisiana, when it opened on September 6, 1998. As a Type II charter, New Vision is required to eligible serve students from all over the State. However, its students are primarily from Monroe area and surrounding parishes. While New Vision is approved to serve students in PK-12, it currently enrolls students in PK-6.
New Vision's curriculum is based on a unique blend of Core Knowledge and Directed Instruction. It provides a rich program of core subjects, technology, physical education/nutrition health, character education, and other enrichment courses. The program also includes a highly successful special population program.
The educational program is offered through an extended academic year, after school, weekend and summer programs to all of its students. As a result, New Vision's students have maintained perfect performance on the LEAP, and earned the School multiple Exemplary Achievement ratings over the past five years.
The School is staffed by a dedicated team of highly qualified faculty, staff and administrators. The school is governed by the Board of Directors. New Vision is supported by a wide array of parents, volunteers, and community partners. The foundational principles of New Vision Learning Academy are expressed in its vision, mission, and motto.
Faculty & Staff
|Administration / Office Staff||Position||Subjects|
|Reverend Andrew J. Mansfield||Founder|
|Dr. Andrea' Miller||Executive Director|
|Michael McFarland||Dean of Students|
|Joy Brown||Administrative Secretary|
|Tomekia Moten||Clerical Staff|
|Elonde Marles||Food Service Manager|
|Lynn Coleman||Food Service Professional|
|Michael Hamilton||Food Service Professional|
|Rena Buford||Food Service Professional|
|Ashley Lewis||Technology Teacher||Technology|
|Marvin Hunter||P. E. Teacher||Physical Education / Health|
|Carolyn Jefferson||Teacher||All subjects|
|Joann Montgomery||Teacher||All subjects|
|Ashley Franklin||Paraprofessional||All subjects|
|Sharon Jackson||Paraprofessional||All subjects|
|Lisa Jackson||Teacher||All subjects|
|Kathleen Stewart||Teacher||All subjects|
|Jessica Hollins||Teacher||All subjects|
|Patti Dupont||Teacher||1st & 4th Grade Math|
|Lori Kirby||Teacher||English, Science, Social Studies, Spelling|
|Antoinette Hester||Teacher||All subjects|
|Dawn Cutler||Teacher||All subjects|
|Jennifer Lewis||Teacher||All subjects|
|Percille Broadway||Teacher||Social Studies, Spelling, Writing|
|Patti Dupont||Teacher||1st & 4th Grade Math|
|Gaundhi Kline||Teacher||Math, Spelling, Social Studies|
|Erika Payne||Teacher||English, Math, Social Studies|
|Skylar Hollins||Teacher||ELA & Spelling|
|Votika Lynch||Special Populations||All subjects|
|Betty Lewis||Resource Teacher||Science|
|Earnestine Ross||Resource Teacher||Reading|
See our calendar for the dates of observed holidays, faculty in-service dates, and other school-related events.
New Vision Learning Academy conducts approved standardized testing in accordance with state and national guidelines. Tests we administer are listed below along with approximate testing dates.
|Test||Approx. Testing Dates|
|IOWA Test of Basic Skills||pre test in August, post test March 18th-22nd|
|DIAL 4 (pre-k only)||pre test in August, post test in May|
|LEAP 2025 Grades 5-6 (computer based)||Testing window April 1st-May 3rd|
|LEAP 2025 Grades 3-4 (paper based)||April 29th-May 3rd|
|Vision and Hearing Screenings for all new students and Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Third and Fifth||August-September|
We encourage our students' parents to take an active role in their education whenever possible. Resources listed in this section provide parents easy access to the information they need.
Click any of the buttons to view or download the related forms and documents.
Our students utilize a variety of online tools and educational websites in their technology curriculum.
The links below represent a selection of free and trusted websites that students may access outside of the school computer lab for continuing technology education beyond the classroom.
Forms provided here should be printed and filled out before submitting the printed/signed copy to the school secretary during regular school hours. Click an image below to open the form.
For assistance completing a form, or for any questions regarding student enrollment or exits, please Contact Us to speak with a member of our staff.
Upcoming Events & Reminders
Our cafeteria provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches for our students according to state and national standards. Check this section of the website for our current month’s menus.
Select the Breakfast menu or the Lunch menu, then click the image to enlarge.
Get In Touch
Our school is located at 507 Swayze Street, in Monroe, Louisiana.
Use the link below for directions from Google Maps.