Sean Gerowin – author, educator, filmmaker and father – fell in love with New Orleans at The World’s Fair when he was just a teenager on a family trip.
After being accepted into Tulane University and graduating with a B.A. in Social Science, Gerowin earned a post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification in 1996, then moved on to complete studies at UNO to earn an M.Ed in Administration in 2003. For eight years, he taught social studies courses in the Orleans Parish Public School System — seven of them at Booker T. Washington High School. After Hurricane Katrina reshaped the landscape of the city’s educational system, Gerowin became a real estate agent, putting to use skills and knowledge from previous years teaching free enterprise.
Gerowin has written two children’s books which were illustrated by his wife, artist Karoline Schleh-Gerowin. Sean is also an independent filmmaker, who co-produced several short documentaries. One, which was completed in 2004, is titled Unbroken Line of History: Faubourg Marigny. This film was screened at a fundraiser for The Urban Conservancy, and led to Gerowin joining the Board. Today, he interprets our mission as defending the urban quality of life in New Orleans, through education and action.