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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