2018-2019 Winter Issue Print

    Mission Statement:

    Mission Statement: To provide quality School-based Administrative Leadership for Louisiana schools through Professional Development, Legislation and Member Services.

    LAP Office - North

    103 Crawford St. Winnfield, - LA 71483
    Phone: (318) 648-2999

    LAP Office - South

    P. O. Box 488 LaPlace, - LA 70069
    Phone: (504) 909-4650

    Web Site:
    www.laprincipals.org

    Toll free 800-238-9371
    FAX 318-648-2990

    E-mail:
    debra.schum@laprincipals.org

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    President's Message

    As the 100th day of school approaches I hope that everyone is having a great school year.   We are all beginning our interim tests and preparing for state testing.  The 2019 school year is flying by quickly and May will be here before we know it.

    Principal Collaborations are scheduled for the next two months and I hope you will be able to attend one of them.  LAP is planning EdCamp activities for the collaborations to help support our hard working administrators across the state.  We will be in contact with you for topics once registration closes for these collaborations on January 25, 2019.

    In March a group of LAP representatives will be attending the National Advocacy Conference in Washington DC.  This provides us an opportunity to share our educational concerns with our federal Congressmen and Senators.  If you have something you have questions about please feel free to contact me so we address them on the national level.

    I know you are touching the lives of your students every day.  Remember they need our support each and everyday to be successful young people.  We are changing the future with each success story, lets continue to ensure their futures!

    Joe David
    Principal
    J.I. Watson Elementary
    337-217-4670 ext. 2853
    Joseph.david@cpsb.org

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    From The Desk of The Executive Director

    Hi All,

    Happy New Year!  We are excited that we have a new website and management system and hope that everyone has taken a few minutes to register and receive your new membership information.

    We have been working with the LDOE to provide a Principals Collaboration that will provide information that you have been asking for and as a result of those discussions, LAP will be hosting  2  EDCamp mini-sessions during each collaboration which will be facilitated by Principal of the Year Finalists.

    The 2019 Principal Collaborations will be held next week and in early February at the following locations:

    • January 28: Baton Rouge, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
    • January 31: Harvey, Jefferson Parish School Board Office
    • February 5: Ruston, Trinity Methodist Church
    • February 7: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Assessment Office

    Each event will run from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and registration is now open through January 25. Please note that the Department has transitioned to a new registration platform called EventBrite. EventBrite is simple to use and all registrations can be completed via your mobile phone.

    We are hoping to increase the number of principals who participate in these sessions and hope you are able to attend one of the sessions. 

    Wishing everyone a great start to the new year and hope we see you soon!

    Sincerely,
    Debbie Schum
    LAP Executive Director

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    Principals' Collaborative

    The 2019 Principal Collaborations will be held next week and in early February at the following locations:

    • January 28: Baton Rouge, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
    • January 31: Harvey, Jefferson Parish School Board Office
    • February 5: Ruston, Trinity Methodist Church
    • February 7: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish Assessment Office


    Each event will run from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and registration is now open through January 25
    . Please note that the Department has transitioned to a new registration platform called EventBrite. EventBrite is simple to use and all registrations can be completed via your mobile phone.


    REGISTER TODAY!

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    Announcements

    1. Some members have had problems receiving e-mails from our new system.  LAP would like ALL of our members to receive emails that we send. Please add webmail@laprincipals.org to your address book or contact list.  This will, hopefully, keep LAP's emails from going to the Junk or Spam folder.

    Also please send the following link to your District IP Supervisor to assure that the email is not being filtered out by a firewall and spam filters, white list several domains and IP addresses to assist with deliverability.  Find the list of domains and IP addresses to white list at:

    https://kb.starchapter.com/White_Listing

    2. If you have not logged in to the new system yet, please do so.

    3. If you have not received the "Welcome" email that was sent to all members, please email jeanine.ford@laprincipals.org to have the Welcome email resent.

    4. Nominations for the Aspiring Principals Scholarship are being accepted until February 15.  Nominate your aspiring principal today! Click here to download and print a nomination form.

    5. The LAP Board of Directors voted in June to increase membership dues by $25 for the Individual and Institutional membership levels.  Dues have not increased since 2009. This increase will not affect aspiring, associate, or retired memberships.

    LAP MEMBERSHIP DUES SCHEDULE
    (Effective for 2019-2020)

    LAP Individual: $175
    LAP Institutional:  $200

    LAP Associate:  $60
    LAP Aspiring:    $60

    LAP Retired:    $15
    LAP Lifetime Retired:  $150*
    *One-time fee

    6. We are so excited to announce that Jill Jackson (Our key note from 2015 and 2017) has launched The Great American Training Days: brand-new leader, coach and teacher trainings delivered in a whole new way…LIVE at home! 

    Jill’s Great American Training Days are taking us right back to perfecting and building confidence in what really gets results in the classroom.  Here are the training topics for 2019:

    • How to Lesson Plan for Any Subject, Any Student at Any Time of the Year
    • How to Differentiate Comprehension and Writing Instruction
    • How to Coach Teachers to Teach (Almost) Anything

     

    Check out this link to learn about the pricing (it’s super low!), the dates (your 2019 PD is planned for you!) and the details (this is a whole new way of developing your folks…and you!): https://jackson-consulting.com/live/

    Also, Mark February 14th on your calendar because Jill’s latest book “The Simplified Lesson Planning Formula: Building Lesson’s You’ll Actually Teach” is born!

    Jill is looking to partner with 8 Louisiana go-getter leaders/schools in 2019…if this is YOU, then drop her a line at jill@jackson-consulting.com and set up a time to chat with her!

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    2019 Annual Conference

    The 2019 LAP Annual Conference will be held September 22-24, 2019, at the L'auberge Casino Resort in Baton Rouge.  

    LAP is proud to welcome Dr. Todd Whitaker to Louisiana.  Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. He has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.

    Save the date and make plans to attend!

     

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    Welcome New Members

    Acadia Parish
    Donna Duhon, South Rayne Elementary
     
    Ascension Parish
    Carli Francois, Dutchtown High School
    Carol Smith, Prairieville Primary
     
    Calcasieu Parish
    Kelly Durio, College Oaks Elementary
    Shaquana Thibodeaux, Molo Middle School
     
    DeSoto Parish
    Kevin Gardner, Mansfield Middle School
     
    East Baton Rouge Parish
    Sherna Lumar, Merrydale Elementary
    Veronica Sanders, University Terrace Elementary
    Eric D. Scott, Impact Charter School
    Brandy Williams, Wedgewood Elementary
    Zachary Community Schools
    Keisha Thomas, Zachary Elementary
     
    Evangeline Parish
    Tracey Pitre, W. W. Stewart Elementary
     
    Iberia Parish
    Lenette Hawk-Hill, St. Charles Street Elementary
    Racquelle Derouen Roberts, Jeanerette High School
     
    Iberville Parish
    Calvin Nicholas, East Iberville Elem./High School
     
    Jefferson Parish
    John Hendricks, JCFA East
     
    Jefferson Davis Parish
    Emily Davis, Lacassine High School
    Erin Thibodeaux, Welsh Elementary
     
    Lafayette Parish
    Rhonda Dickerson, Ridge Elementary
    Catherine Guillory, Alice Boucher Elementary
     
    Livingston Parish
    Brian Gunter, Westside Jr. High School
    Lisette Manuel, Doyle High School
     
    Ouachita Parish
    Kevin Branson, QuesTECH Learning
     
    Plaquemines Parish
    Holly Eiswirth, Belle Chasse Elementary
     
    Rapides Parish
    Renisha Beaudion, Julius Patrick Elementary
    Tracy Siebeneicher, L. S. Rugg Elementary
     
    Sabine Parish
    Amy Johnson, Ebarb School
     
    St. Landry Parish
    Nicole Morrison Davis, Leonville Elementary
    Vicky Lynn Powers, Opelousas High School
     
    St. Mary Parish
    Tonya Hills, Raintree Elementary
    Mark Spradling, Patterson Jr. High School
     
    St. Tammany Parish
    LDOE
    Marie Smith, Special School District
     
    Tangipahoa Parish
    Samantha Austin, Lucille Nesom Memorial
    Lisa Gros, Ponchatoula Jr. High School
     
    Vernon Parish
    Charlotte Hooks, Hornbeck High School
     
    Washington Parish
    Shannon Fowler, Enon Elementary School
    Bogalusa City Schools
    Linda McCullough, Northshore Charter School
    Levi Morgan, Northshore Charter School
     
    West Carroll Parish
    Shane Cupples, Oak Grove High School
     

    LAP/NASSP

    St. Charles Parish
    David Schexnaydre, Jr., Harry Hurst Middle School

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    Horace Mann

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