Coleman to head W. Feliciana Family Service Center _lowres

Advocate photo by HOWARD ARCENEAUX -- Lee Coleman, an assistant principal at West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, was announced as the new supervisor of the Family Service Center at the Feb. 24 School Board meeting.

Lee Coleman was introduced at the Feb. 24 West Feliciana Parish School Board meeting as the system’s new supervisor of the Family Service Center.

Coleman will replace longtime supervisor Bridget Plauche, who is retiring this summer. Coleman has served as an assistant principal and social studies teacher at West Feliciana High School for 10 years.

“I believe I’ve been called for this mission, like my ministry, and I look forward to continuing to serve in this community,” Coleman told the Board.

Headquartered in Bains Lower Elementary, the Family Service Center includes Head Start and Early Head Start programs, along with adult education and literacy programs, early childhood education, parenting education and health-related services.

In addition to the current programs offered by the center, Coleman said he plans to increase efforts to improve family literacy and financial training for families, such as benefits of affordable housing as well as improving awareness in the community about the services that are available at the center.

“We have a unique responsibility to teach adults as well as care for children,” said Coleman.

The School Board also received positive financial updates for the second quarter from Ruthie Davis, supervisor of Finance and Management, and Carla Greggs, Child Nutrition supervisor. The school system is “right on target,” according to Davis, while Greggs said the Food Services area is operating within its budget.