Re-Elect Woody Koppel as the District 6 member of the Orleans Parish School Board.


Woody owns his own successful real estate business and has been a part of numerous projects revitalizing our neighborhoods. He also taught for seven years in the Orleans Parish Public Schools and knows the challenges in our classrooms firsthand.

  • Elected to the Orleans Parish School Board in 2008
  • Served as President of the Orleans Parish School Board in his first two years on the board
  • Currently serves on the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC)
  • Led multi-million dollar renovations of blighted properties through successful real estate company
  • Former certified Orleans Parish Public School teacher at James Lewis Elementary School


  • Attended Henry Allen, Jean Gordon and De La Salle High School
  • B.A. from University of the South (Sewanee)
  • Received the prestigious Pathways to Teaching Fellowship
  • Graduate work at the Anna Freud Centre in London, focusing on strategies for at-risk youth

Woody is married to Kristen Cocke Koppel and has three children, George, Elizabeth, and Charlotte. Woody is an active member of St. George’s Episcopal Church.