New East Feliciana Superintendent speaks to retired teachers _lowres

Photo provided by Beth Dawson -- East Feliciana Parish's new superintendent of schools, Carlos Sam, speaks to members of the East Feliciana Retired Teachers Association May 21. Sam shared his goals and hopes for the district with the retired educators.

The East Feliciana Retired Teachers Association, which is part of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, met for its bimonthly meeting May 21 at the East Feliciana Parish School Board office in Clinton.

The group welcomed new Superintendent Carlos Sam. Sam spoke to the retired educators, briefly sharing his life story, plans for the school district and goals.

Retired teacher and School Board member Beth Dawson said Sam suggested the group could help him in his endeavour with its collective knowledge.

During the meeting, East Feliciana High graduate Jasmine Perkins was recognized as having received a $200 scholarship from the teachers association as well as a $200 stipend from the Alpha Mu chapter of Delta Kappa Society International, a group of women educators.

Perkins is attending Southern University with plans to major in elementary education.

Sam offered Perkins an opportunity to do her student teaching in the East Feliciana school system. “I’ll have a job waiting on you,” he said.

The superintendent held a question-and-answer session at the end of the meeting.

“It was a great opportunity to get to know him a little,” Dawson said. “We’re ready to help Mr. Sam in any way we can be of assistance.” Dawson said the teachers association will host the next District IV gathering in Jackson. The meeting is slated for October.