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LPSS Interim Superintendent Appoints New Administrators

Jun 19, 2019 04:49PM ● By Staff Writer
Lafayette Parish School System Interim Superintendent Irma Trosclair has appointed Dr. Jon Downs as principal of J. Wallace James Elementary School, Mrs. Katherine Rayburn as principal of Paul Breaux Middle School, and Mr. Eric Luquette as principal of L.J. Alleman Fine Arts Magnet Academy. 

Dr. Downs earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and a Certificate of Education Specialist in Leadership at Louisiana State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has spent 11 years in education. He began his career teaching civics at the National Youth Leadership Council in Washington, D.C. before moving to Lafayette where he taught at St. Thomas More High School, Milton Elementary/Middle School. He then left the classroom to become the itinerant assistant principal at Duson Elementary School and L. Leo Judice Elementary School. Most recently, Dr. Downs was assistant principal at Green T. Lindon Elementary School in Youngsville.

Mrs. Katherine Rayburn earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Education Degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has served as an elementary teacher in Acadia Parish and Lafayette Parish. She was an assistant principal at J. Wallace James Elementary School, Katharine Drexel Elementary School, and principal of Duson Elementary School.

Mr. Eric Luquette earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Education Degree from the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Mr. Luquette began his career as an itinerant English as a Second Language teacher in Acadia Parish; he then moved to Lafayette Parish and served as an ESL math teacher. His most recent position has been assistant principal at L. J. Alleman Fine Arts Magnet Academy for the past six years.
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