Assistant superintendent leaves St. John Public Schools

Published 12:12 am Saturday, August 12, 2017

RESERVE — Quentina Timoll’s last day with the St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District was Friday.

The assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum left to fill a similar position with the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School District.

St. John is a B-rated school district, while East Baton Rouge Parish has a C letter grade. East Baton Rouge Parish’s enrollment is more than six times larger than St. John’s.

“It’s bittersweet because people are recognizing what we’re doing here and trying to steal a piece of that,” St. John Superintendent Kevin George said. “Then, you lose a big piece of what we are doing. It is a big loss; it’s huge but we will move forward.”

George said he could go in a number of ways to fill the position, adding he has not settled on a plan of action beyond continuing to serve local students.

School began Thursday across St. John’s campuses.

According to the Advocate, East Baton Rouge Superintendent Warren Drake said Timoll plans to start Monday overseeing technology integration.

“That’s an area where we have to get better,” Drake said.