From Dr. Bagwell: St. Mary Parish Schools has announced the appointment of acting administrators at West St. Mary High School and Patterson Jr. High School following the resignations of a principal and assistant principal.
Ms. Ashley Clark was selected to serve as acting principal of West St. Mary High School, replacing Dr. Derrick White who resigned to accept a position at Algiers Charter Schools. Ms. Clark previously served as the school’s assistant principal.
Additionally, Patterson Jr. High School will have an acting assistant principal as Ms. Ronica Lapoint will move into the role, replacing Ms. Dequindra Ligon who resigned to accept an administrative position at Breaux Bridge High School. Ms. Lapoint served as the curriculum facilitator at Patterson Jr. High School and Hattie Watts Elementary School prior to her appointment as an administrator.
Both appointments, in an acting capacity, will afford the schools the ability to seamless transition while maintaining a consistent leadership approach for students and teachers.
St. Mary Parish Schools is committed to continuing its tradition of academic excellence and an unwavering dedication in providing all students with an exceptional education that opens opportunities and service beyond graduation.
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