2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year
Dr. ERIC DAVIS, BOSSMAN HIGH SCHOOL
CITY OF MONROE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dr. Davis is a 20-year educator who has served in both the Monroe City and Ouachita Parish School systems as a teacher, coach, and administrator. In January 2015 he received a Doctorate of Education from Walden University in Administration Leadership for Teacher Learning.
He is a man that deeply loves what he does to influence the lives of young people every day, both in the classroom and as the Pastor of Empire Family Worship Center in Monroe, LA. Dr. Davis encourages students to take charge of their lives in order to fulfill their God-given purpose.
My passion for children and education runs deep in my belief system that affords young people the opportunity to truly understand that there is a bright future ahead of them. I believe it is my obligation to provide pathways for them to recognize their possibilities.
As the 2019 Louisiana State Principal of the Year I hope to empower other administrators to develop their own pathways to student progress. We must be in a position to inspire the next generation of professionals to utilize their special gifts to make a difference in student lives.
Melanie Chapman, Allen Parish
Lori Charlet, Ascension Parish
Donnie Love, Beauregard Parish
Jessie Scott, Caddo Parish
Holly Castile, Cameron Parish, 2019 Middle School Principal of the Year
Eric Davis, City of Monroe School District, 2019 Principal of the Year
Victoria McMullen, East Feliciana Parish, 2019 High School Principal of the Year
Ava Lee, FirstLine Schools, Inc.
Amanda Morrison, Grant Parish
Adeline Loupe, Iberville Parish
Christina Fontenot, Jefferson Davis Parish
Darlene Turnbull, Jefferson Parish
Kara Masling, LaSalle Parish
Pam Pruden, Lincoln Parish
Lisa Vige, Ouachita Parish
Jemi Carlone, Plaquemines Parish
Kim Canezaro, Pointe Coupee Parish, 2019 Elementary Principal of the Year
Michael Kennedy, St. James Parish
Ramica Robinson, St. Landry Parish
Wanda Phillips, St. Martin Parish
Jeanine Barnes, St. Tammany Parish
Rhonda Vaccaro, Tangipahoa Parish
Casannah Moses, Terrebonne Parish
Johnny Bosley, Vernon Parish
The Principal of the Year Process
The process for selecting a Louisiana Principal of the Year begins at the local level. Each school within every public or public charter school district is eligible to select a Principal of the Year subject to their own selection criteria. Those individual local school nominations are sent to the District level for further review and consideration.
Each District Superintendent or public charter school District may select three outstanding teachers to forward to the State Department of Education for competition at the state level. Of the three District nominations, there will be one elementary, one middle school, and one high school principal selected.
The Louisiana Department of Education continues a review and evaluation of all District candidates submitted. To learn more about the Principal of the Year selection process, contact LDOE at louisianabelieves.com/teaching/award-programs. Questions regarding the selection process or on-line applications should be directed to the department.
The 2020 Louisiana Principal of the Year will be announced at the 2019 Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards Gala to be held on July 19, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. This event is dedicated to recognizing and honoring Louisiana’s outstanding principals, and is jointly sponsored by Dream Teachers, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Louisiana Association of Principals.