Tim Jordan, previously the director of School and Home Relations for the Zachary Community School District, has been named Zachary High School’s new principal.
Jordan’s three-year contract was approved at the June 21 School Board meeting, and he succeeds Joe LeBlanc as principal.
LeBlanc, meanwhile, has moved into Jordan’s previous role as director of Home and School Relations.
A native of Pointe Coupee Parish and graduate of False River Academy, Jordan earned a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1991 and a master’s in educational leadership in 2002.
He has spent the past 25 years in education, serving as a social studies teacher; baseball, football and basketball coach; athletic director; dean of students; assistant principal; principal; and School Board office supervisor.
Jordan has worked for the Zachary school district since 2009. He and his wife, Lynell Melancon Jordan, have one child, Ryan.
“I’m looking forward to a great school year,” he said.
Taking on an assistant principal role at the high school is Lindsey Spence, a native of Lafayette and 1997 graduate of Carencro High School.
Spence earned a bachelor of science degree in microbiology in 2001 and master’s degree in educational leadership in 2011, both at LSU. She taught second grade at Glen Oaks Park Elementary for one year and physics, biology, physical science and pharmacy tech at ZHS for 13 years before becoming assistant principal at Port Allen High School in 2015.
She and her husband, Elvis Spence, have two children, Jayden and Trinity. Spence said she’s happy to be returning to Zachary High.