Robert Schaff named Louisiana Assistant Principal of the Year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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LAPLACE — Robert Schaff, assistant principal at John L. Ory Communication Arts Magnet School, has been named by the Louisiana Association of Principals as the 2020-21 Louisiana Assistant Principal of the Year.

Mr. Schaff has been an assistant principal for 12 years. He serves on the Advisory Council on Student Behavior and Discipline State Committee, the St. John the Baptist Parish Discipline Committee, and was the webmaster for the Louisiana Association of Child Welfare and Attendance from 2003-2014. He also served as a Louisiana Department of Education District Leader Induction Program Mentor from 2006-08.

“Mr. Schaff has a tremendous work ethic and ability to effectively lead. Most importantly, he is always an advocate for our scholars,” John L. Ory Communication Arts Magnet School Principal Monica Brown said.

Among his accomplishments as assistant principal at his school are improving John L. Ory’s existing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support by consistently rewarding scholars and faculty and implementing Class Dojo, a school communication platform. He also collaborated with faculty, staff and parents to solve an afternoon dismissal safety hazard issue.

Mr. Schaff earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his master of education from Southeastern Louisiana University.  He is an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and served in the United States Navy/Naval Reserve from 1975-2002.

Mr. Schaff will be recognized at the Louisiana Association of Principals’ 2021 Annual Administrators’ Conference in February.