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  • Dr. Buffy S. Fegenbush serves as superintendent of the St. Mary Parish School System, a position she was appointed to on May 2nd, 2023. Throughout her 31 years of education, she served 29 years in St. Mary Parish as a teacher, school counselor, assistant principal, principal, and supervisor. She served two years in the Lafayette Parish School System as the Director of District Academic Improvement prior to returning as the Superintendent of Schools for St. Mary Parish. 

    Dr. Fegenbush stated that "it is incredibly humbling to be entrusted with leading our school families and communities to new beginnings that will shape our future success. My goal is to promote an environment of open communication and positive rapport from which student-centered, high-achieving, and data-driven school cultures can form. It is my firm and lifelong conviction that what we do as educators, every day and in every way, makes a monumental difference in our students’ lives. Together, we will offer opportunities that help children develop their confidence, increase their sense of self, and create goals for a successful future. I am a visible leader who knows that the work done in our schools each day - in every position - is what makes us strong. It truly does take a village to ensure that you and our children are safe, healthy, and successful!"

    Every Student. Every Day. Together - We are St. Mary Parish Strong!