A New Orleans teacher union leader will be interim president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, a spokesman for the group said Monday.
Larry Carter, who is president of the United Teachers of New Orleans, will hold the slot until a permanent replacement is elected in November.
Carter may seek the post permanently.
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Carter succeeds Steve Monaghan, who retired earlier this year after 13 years as LFT president.
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Les Landon, a spokesman for the LFT, said the organization’s constitution says the group’s executive vice president -- the post held by Carter -- becomes interim president in case of a vacancy.