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West Feliciana Superintendent Hollis Milton has been named 2017-18 Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.

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West Feliciana Superintendent Hollis Milton has been named 2017-18 Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.

Milton was recognized Nov. 13 at a joint conference of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents and the Louisiana Association of School Executives. He’ll vie for the national Superintendent of the Year in February at the national convention of the American Association of School Administrators in Nashville.

“Hollis is most deserving of this recognition as Louisiana’s Superintendent of the Year,” said Scott M. Richard, executive director of Louisiana School Boards Association. “His energy and passion for ensuring every child has the opportunity to excel is exemplary. Hollis’ professionalism, willingness to help others and his high level of integrity are traits that he exhibits on a daily basis. On behalf of the 643 locally elected school board members in our state, we extend congratulations to Hollis and the West Feliciana School System for earning this award.”

Milton has served as West Feliciana superintendent since June 2010. The District Performance Score letter grade improved from a B to an A that year, and has continued at the top level for seven consecutive years including 2017.

Milton has served as president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, including 2017, and he served as secretary, treasurer and vice president of LASS.

"The recognition is more about the cumulative effort of our students, parents, employees, and school board working together,” Milton said.  “I am just fortunate to lead a highly functioning system that creates solid outcomes for student success.

"I hope that the award at the state and national levels provides me an opportunity to amplify the efforts of our students, parents, employees, School Board and community."

Milton lives in St. Francisville with his wife, Nikki, and their children, Anna and Eli.