February 3, 2015

The Orleans Parish School Board elected new officers for 2015 at their January 20 meeting. Seth Bloom, District 5 Board member, was elected President and Cynthia Cade, District 2 Board member was elected Vice President.
“I am pleased to be able to serve the citizens of New Orleans as president of the Orleans Parish School Board at this important time in the city’s rebuilding,” said Bloom. Our public schools are improving with increased academic success, additional enrollment, new or renovated facilities and higher standards. We look forward to engaging fully with the community to make our schools even better.”
Mr. Bloom has been a member of the Orleans Parish School Board for six years. A practicing attorney with offices in the Warehouse District, Mr. Bloom has resided in the uptown and downtown areas of New Orleans for more than 14 years.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Mr. Bloom received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and chose to attended Loyola University School of Law because of his family’s roots in this area. While pursuing his J.D. at Loyola, he also served on the Honor Board.
Mr. Bloom’s law practice focuses on criminal defense and civil litigation. He is a two-time alumni President of the University of Florida alumni club in New Orleans and is an activist for public education.
Mr. Bloom is a member of the American Bar Association, the State of Louisiana Bar Association, the Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Bar Association, the Fifth Circuit Court of Federal Appeals, the New Orleans Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He is also a Notary Public, a Board member of the New Orleans Film Society and the New Orleans Center fo the Creative Arts (NOCCA). Mr. Bloom can be reached at
A career educator, Ms. Cynthia Cade has served on the Orleans Parish School Board for more than ten years. A native New Orleanian and graduate Joseph Samuel Clark Senior High School (an OPSB School), Ms. Cade is also graduated with honors from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
A proud grandmother and resident of the Gentilly and New Orleans East, Ms. Cade was the Administrator and Director of Angel’s Academy Preschool and Infant Care Center for twenty-four years. She graduated hundreds of little scholars who were ready and prepared to enter elementary school.
“I am honored that the citizens of District 2 have continued to allow me to serve them as their School Board representative,” she said.
“I have seen amazing changes in public education in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina,” said Ms. Cade. “I’ve worked very hard to have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program implemented in order to give our local citizens an opportunity to help rebuild and repair our local public schools. My goal is to ensure that all our students receive the best education possible and that our disadvantaged businesses receive an equal opportunity to participate in school construction, renovation, mothballing and demolition projects, ” she continued.
Ms. Cade is a member of the Louisiana School Board Association, the National School Board Association and CUBE National, the National School Board Black Caucus, and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). Ms. Cade can be reached at
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