St. John schools revamp staff system

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Staff Reporter

RESERVE – In an effort to improve academic success for students of the St. John Parish School System, the school board recently approved a reorganization plan for its staff members.

According to St. John School Superintendent Michael Coburn the main goal for the reorganizational plan is to increase focus on curriculum, instruction and testing.

Central office administrator changes include – Brenda Butler, acting executive director of curriculum / assessment / instruction; Courtney Millet, acting director of curriculum / assessment / instruction; Josie Clement, director of accountability / curriculum / adult education Kathy McWaters, acting director of curriculum / assessment / instruction; Beverly Harris and Stacey Spies, acting supervisors of curriculum / assessment / instruction; Bonnie Dinvaut-Irving, acting coordinator of instructional technology; and Elton Oubre, acting director of safe and drug-free schools / alternative schools / hearing officer.

The school system also plans to add two truancy officer positions and add a disciplinarian at Garyville / Mt. Airy Magnet School.

Staff changes at area schools include – East St. John Elementary, Linda King and Shirley Trench, assistant principals; LaPlace Elementary, Margaret Hastings, acting principal; Juanita Hill, assistant principal; Rosalind Davis, acting assistant principal; West St. John High, Erica Griffin, principal; Stacy Bradford, assistant principal; and St. John Developmental Center, Jacqueline Forest, early childhood / LA4 Program / Head Start.