Superintendent's Opening Letter

  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The members of St. Mary Parish Schools consider it a sacred trust to educate each student to their maximum potential in a setting that is supportive and nurturing. As a recognized district for academic attainment, the school system prides itself in offering a wide array of educational options that are designed to engage and empower students from Pre-K through high school graduation. Our teachers, principals, and support staff are devoted to ensuring a quality public education that promotes achievement and continuous growth among all students.

    As conveyed in the district’s mission statement, St. Mary Parish Schools is committed to continuing its tradition of academic excellence and an unwavering dedication in in providing all student with an exceptional education that opens opportunities and service beyond graduation. The district strives to demonstrate this mission in the classrooms, computer labs, libraries, and hallways of each school in St. Mary Parish every day.

    The Guide to St. Mary Schools offers parents and guardians an overview of various procedures and policies that help structure our learning environments. As you carefully read through the document, the information provided will be important as your child attends a St. Mary Parish school. I would ask that you maintain a copy to serve as a reference throughout the school year as questions may arise. We value the role that parents/guardians play in the overall education of a child and endeavor to partner with all stakeholders in maintaining a progressive and responsive school system for our community.

    Thank you for choosing St. Mary Parish Schools and entrusting the education of your child to our district.


    Yours truly,

    Teresa T. Bagwell, Ed. D.




    Updated 07/06/2021
    Teresa Bagwell