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Millet goes home to LaPlace Elementary

REBECCA BURK ELLIS / L’Observateur / August 14, 1998

LAPLACE – Courtney Millet is excited about coming home. Home to LaPlaceElementary that is.

Millet, who taught at the elementary school for seven years, was recently selected to serve as principal beginning this fall.

“I’m looking forward to working with the faculty and staff here because I know they are wonderful,” Millet said. “It’s been great being back herealready.”Although, she has already begun working feverishly to get things ready for a new school year to begin, she said that continuing the school’s excellence was going to be the biggest challenge.

“I am going to continue what’s already here with the climate for learning,” Millet said. “I will also continue to support the teachers andwhat they are doing with shared decision making.”Millet remembers her days of being the classroom like yesterday and plans to assist the teachers at LaPlace Elementary as much as she can. “Asmuch as I can help the teachers and be a resource for them I want to do,” she said.

Millet graduated from Louisiana State University in December, 1987 with her bachelor’s and immediately got a job with the St. John School Systemteaching fourth grade at the old John L. Ory, which is now East St. JohnElementary.

In the fall of 1988 she moved to LaPlace Elementary as a second grade teacher, where she stayed for seven years before moving to the Glade School as assistant principal for two years.

Also during this time, Millet continued her own education and earned her master’s from the University of New Orleans. She is currently a semesteraway from earning her doctorate from UNO.

She is excited about the first day of school. “I’m just going to work tokeep improving,” she said.