Center for New Opportunities
Message from CNO Administrator, Mr. Lucas Schmermund:
My name is Lucas Schmermund. I am excited and looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year at Biloxi Upper Elementary. This begins my 13th year in education, all of which have been as a member of the INDIAN NATION! I earned my bachelor of arts from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006 and, in 2010, earned my master’s degree in administration.
I began teaching in 2007 as the Social Studies teacher at the Center for New Opportunities. I stayed in the position for four years and gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and patience. In 2011, I became the In-School Suspension Director for the district. I remained in that position for two years before becoming the Assistant Principal at Gorenflo Elementary. This past year I was named administrator of the year by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce.
I look forward to working with students, parents, and staff at Biloxi Upper Elementary and the Center for New Opportunities.
Meet the Team
Officer Niles Dunnings
School Resource Officer