Placide, District Honored by Legislature
- June 9, 2009
Charlotte Placide, superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish School System, and the School System were honored with two resolutions recently at the state Legislature. She will be retiring her position as of June 30 after five years as superintendent.
Louisiana House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution No. 135, presented by Rep. Patricia Smith and Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, commends Placide for “her myriad accomplishments and remarkable contributions and to extend to her the best wishes of the Legislature as she embarks upon new challenges and endeavors.” The resolution noted Placide began her career with the School System in 1981 and was appointed superintendent in November 2004. Prior to that date, she had been the district’s interim/acting superintendent, deputy superintendent for Operations and Budget Management, associate superintendent for Operations and Budget Management and administrative director of Finance and Purchasing.
Both this resolution and another, House Concurrent Resolution No. 87 presented by Rep. Smith, also acknowledged Placide’s part in leading the district to obtain national accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and School’s Council on Accreditation and School Improvement after a visit by the AdvancED Quality Assurance Review Team in April. The second resolution noted the AdvancED team “commended the East Baton Rouge Parish School System for strong and visionary leadership throughout the System, which has provided system-wide focus and purpose at all levels; its Strategic Plan which, since its 2005 implementation, has provided clear direction and focus for system-wide continuous improvement; and the support and trust demonstrated by the Baton Rouge community through the passage of the sales tax referendum, which has provided for long-term funding for high quality staff and technology.” Only 14 of the 69 public school districts in the state currently have accreditation. This School System is one of two public school districts in the state that earned accreditation this year.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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