Dr. Danalyn Hypolite is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and a third-generation public educator. She has earned a B.S. in Physics from Xavier University of Louisiana, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Trinity Washington University, and an Ed.D. in Executive Leadership from The University of Holy Cross. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Hypolite has served her community as a middle and high school teacher, a charter school principal, as well as both a district and state charter authorizer. In 2017, Dr. Hypolite joined the Portfolio Innovation and Accountability team at NOLA Public Schools, where her team successfully transitioned 78 charter schools back to local governance from the state, and also created the district’s Charter School Accountability Framework. Most recently, Dr. Hypolite has served as the Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Inclusion and Opportunities at the Louisiana Department of Education, where she has supervised the team that conducted oversight and accountability of Louisiana’s 50, state-authorized charter schools.