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Lafayette High School Principal Announces Departure

May 21, 2024 01:41PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

Julia Williams, Principal Lafayette High School

Photo Courtesy of LPSS - Creator: Blaine Bearb

(Lafayette, LA) In a surprising announcement earlier today, Julia Williams, Principal of Lafayette High School, revealed in a letter to the school community that she will be stepping down from her role to take on a new position within the District. Details about her new role remain unspecified, though Williams mentioned she will be collaborating with area high schools.

Despite the ongoing major reconstruction at Lafayette High School, Williams reassured everyone that her departure is a natural career progression and not a sign of dissatisfaction. "This is no way a goodbye or a decision based on dissatisfaction," Williams wrote. "Lafayette High School is still my personal community, and I am still invested in our community. Both of my children will attend Lafayette High School, so I am not going anywhere. I have loved my short time at LHS, and the hardest part of this decision was to have the courage to step out of my comfort zone knowing how many people this will affect. Lafayette High School students, faculty, and community will always be a part of my heart."

The announcement has stirred a range of emotions among students and faculty, who have expressed their admiration for Williams and their regret at her departure. As one student put it, "Mrs. Williams has been a wonderful principal, and we will miss her leadership and dedication."

The search for a new principal is expected to commence immediately, but no successor has been named as of the time of this publication. The school community awaits further updates on the transition and looks forward to continued progress under new leadership.

>Article updated 5/22/2023