Tyler Dufrene

Dear Editor,

Lafourche Parish School District employees have successfully completed week one of what is sure to be a phenomenal and momentous school year! Our district, currently led by Acting Superintendent Jarod Martin, is truly blessed to have such talented leaders and professionals impacting our students and serving our community. Their loyalty, perseverance, and true passion are very much admired and respected. Because of their commitment to success, Lafourche has soared to new heights and serves as an exemplar for other school districts around the state and country.

While some hold a misconception that all school personnel are off for the summer, I personally acknowledge that most of their summer was actually spent preparing for the new school year. Whether it was writing lesson plans, preparing school facilities, answering phone calls, participating in meetings, and/or researching evidence-based practices to effectively meet the needs of diverse learners, I thank them for their unwavering devotion to excellence. Regardless of what capacity each individual may serve in, I recognize the value of every employee and the undeniable potential that comes when we all work together as a team. As Ryunosuke Satoro once stated, “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

While some fail to realize the many sacrifices our employees actually make to put students first, I will always recognize their unwavering efforts. As a proud member of the Lafourche Parish School Board, I stand ready to support them within my capacity throughout the year. I offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all LPSD employees for their service to Lafourche, and I wish them a spectacular 2019-2020 school year! May God bless all of our wonderful employees!

Respectfully yours,

Tyler P. Dufrene, M.Ed.

School Board Member, District 8

Lafourche Parish Schools

tpdufrene@mylpsd.com

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