Dr. Todrick Carmouche
Dr. Todrick Carmouche, originally from Lafayette, La is a 2002 graduate of Acadiana High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans, in 2007 and soon after graduation, began teaching instrumental music education to students in the city of New Orleans. His first teaching appointment, at Booker T. Washington Accelerated School, Dr. Carmouche served overage, at risk students from throughout the city of New Orleans. Though his tenure at Booker T. Washington was short lived, Dr. Carmouche gained lots of knowledge and experience serving the students and concluded that this was indeed “his calling.”
As Booker T. Washington transitioned, the music program was eliminated from the school, and Dr. Carmouche moved to Eleanor McMain Secondary School in uptown New Orleans. He served the students of McMain for 9 years. While there, Dr. Carmouche acquired his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership (2011) and Doctor of Education degree (2015) from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN.
Under Dr. Carmouche’s leadership, the Eleanor McMain Secondary School Band grew from 35 members to over 100 musicians. The McMain “Stampede of Sound” Band Program became a household recognized music program, and Dr. Carmouche continued working instill the possibilities of music and importance of education to all students he served. Traveling with the band throughout the United States, Dr. Carmouche aimed to develop students to becoming college and career ready productive citizens in a global society.
At McMain school under respected leaders Mrs. Bridgette B. Frick and Mrs. Latasha L. Skidmore, Dr. Carmouche gained firsthand knowledge and experience administrative duties and effective school management strategies. Through coursework gained at Capella University and working as Chairperson of the Humanities Department, as well as Administrative Assistant to two of the most successful educational leaders in New Orleans, he gained various skills and strategies to be a successful educational leader.