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Board of Trustees

ISL’s Draft 21-22 Budget is available for review by the public. The annual Budget Hearing will be held virtually on May 26, 2021.

To contact the Board of Trustees, please e-mail trustees@isl-edu.org or call (504) 654-1088 and leave a message. A member of our Board of Trustees will return your call within 2 business days.

Grant Ligon, President, gligon.board@isl-edu.org, 504-345-9435

Grant Ligon was a long-time member of the ISL community and Board when his daughter went to school there.  He is a retired Financial Analyst who is actively involved in real estate investing.  Grant received his undergraduate degree at Northern Arizona University and his Masters in Finance at the University of New Orleans.  He enjoys traveling the world with his wife, reading, playing music with his band, and looking for ways to make positive things happen in life.  A previous Board member at ISL, he is very proud of the school grew from where it began in Mid-City and looking forward to participating in its continued progress in the future.


Sharon Barthelemy, Vice President


Larissa Muetzel, Treasurer

Originally from a small town near Moscow in Russia, Larissa Muetzel moved to the United States in 2001. Larissa received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Russian State Agrarian University in Moscow. Larissa joined the Young Leadership Council (YLC) in August 2008 as the Director of Finance & Administration and in December 2015 Larissa became a CFO for Ernst Café, Inc.  Larissa acts as the Treasurer for the Toledano Place COA, a position she has held since May 2005.  In 2010 Larissa successfully completed Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) program.  In 2014 Larissa became a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Larissa resides in the Irish Channel with her husband, Brandon, who works for a local non-profit organization, Energy Wise.  Together they enjoy traveling and entertaining friends and family at their home.


Max Correa, Secretary


Chad Rice, Member


Jade Brown-Russell, Member


Sarah Murphy, Member


Valiant Cuiellette, Member



To contact the Board of Trustees, please e-mail trustees@isl-edu.org