Carencro High School Principal Ken Roebuck tendered his resignation Wednesday to go to work for a national charter school company.

Roebuck, who’s been with the Lafayette Parish school system for the past decade, said he’s accepted a position as director of academic planning for high schools with Charter Schools USA.

“It’s just an opportunity, really, for me to grow as an educator on a different level and in a different role to help mentor principals and help them be successful at their schools,” Roebuck said.

Roebuck’s resignation will become effective March 31.

Mary Qualey, an assistant principal at the school, will serve as interim principal, and James Rollins, assistant principal from the W.D. and Mary Baker Smith Career Center, will be transferred to Carencro High for the remainder of the year, said Randy Bernard, academic specialist with the Lafayette Parish school system.

The personnel changes will go into effect April 4, after a weeklong spring break.

Roebuck has worked as Carencro High School’s principal for the last three of the eight years he’s been with the school, where he also worked as assistant principal. He was recognized in 2015 as the district’s High School Principal of the Year.

Roebuck also taught at Youngsville Middle School and worked from 1996-2006 as teacher and head baseball coach at St. Thomas More Catholic High School.

Roebuck said his new position with Charter Schools USA will involve working on professional development with high school principals while helping those educators read and make decisions using student data.

Although his position will be based in Lafayette, Roebuck said he’ll travel around the state and eventually throughout the southeast to meet with principals in the region.

Charter Schools USA operates 77 schools in the U.S. and 10 schools in Louisiana, according to its website. The company’s two schools in Lafayette, Acadiana and Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academies, enroll students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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