New Lafayette Parish schools Superintendent Donald Aguillard on Monday announced the remainder of his leadership team.
Aguillard was appointed superintendent mid-May, and his reorganization plan has set off several internal moves within the school system, leaving several administrative jobs vacant.
Sandra Billeaudeau will now work as the district’s planning administrator. Billeaudeau’s position as assistant superintendent was eliminated and the duties of that job were split into two new positions filled earlier this month. Aguillard has said there’s a need for a planning administrator to help oversee major projects, including plans to adopt new school attendance zones. Billeaudeau has more than 30 years of experience as an educator and was appointed assistant superintendent in 2012.
Two other educators whose positions were eliminated were chosen for two new roles: Karen Williams, who was previously academic director, is now director of elementary education. Brian Hebert, previously an academic officer, is now director of middle and high schools.
Kyle Bordelon, the district’s planning and facilities director, will remain in that role after it was advertised for applications because of changes in the job description. During the brief tenure of interim Superintendent Burnell LeJeune, Bordelon was appointed acting chief operations officer.
LeJeune’s job as career and technical education director and schools of choice director was briefly held by Joe Craig, who earlier this month was named chief operations officer. Craig was previously principal of Comeaux High, and that position was filled by the school’s assistant principal, Mary Sonnier.
Craig’s job as career and technical education director will be filled by Robin Olivier, who most recently served as the district’s adult education specialist.
Announcements for the principal jobs at Alice Boucher Elementary and Lafayette High are expected soon. The district’s new chief academic officer, Annette Samec, was previously Boucher’s principal, and longtime educator Patrick Leonard’s retirement opened the job at Lafayette High.
The personnel changes take effect July 1.
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