The Orleans Parish School Board has selected a new superintendent.
East Feliciana Parish Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis will run the public schools in New Orleans that remain under its jurisdiction.
The post has been vacant for almost three years.
The vote was unanimous and greeted with applause by the public.
The 40-year-old Lewis said he was humbled by the decision.
Lewis got the job also sought by Debbra Lindo. The 62-year-old has spent much of her career in northern California, most recently as superintendent of the Emery system.
Nola.com reports Lewis has experience in the Recovery School District charter realm. He spent several years with the Algiers Charter School Association before taking the East Feliciana job.