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Deputy superintendent of EBR School System resigns

Dr. Michelle Clayton (Source: EBR Parish School System) Dr. Michelle Clayton (Source: EBR Parish School System)
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The deputy superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced her resignation Monday, May 8.

Dr. Michelle Clayton made the announcement Monday, saying her last day will be June 18. She has been with the school system for the past two years. Her full letter of resignation can be read below:

Dear School Board Members,

After thoughtful consideration, I would like to inform you that I have decided to resign from my position as the Deputy Superintendent for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.  There are a number of factors that played into my decision, but I want to assure you that it has not been made lightly. My last day of employment will be June 18, 2017.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my role serving the East Baton Rouge Parish School System for the past 2 years, and am extremely proud of the work that has been accomplished under my leadership, including the following initiatives:

  • Academics, Arts, Athletics + Character (A3+C)
  • High Schools of Excellence and GRADUATE
  • 1:1 computer ratio in grades 5-8 (over 12,000 laptops distributed for student use)
  • Academic Audits (teacher and principal interviews and every classrooms visited in all EBR schools each fall/spring)
  • MAPS modules and comprehensive Professional Development Plan
  • Curriculum Compass/Guides for all subjects and grade levels
  • STEM expansion through partnership with the Foundation for EBR Schools
  • Expanded Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement courses
  • PACE (Providing Accelerated Curriculum Early) Program
  • JCAMPUS transition (will occur on June 30, 2017)
  • Districtwide Intervention Program for all D and F schools (begins Fall, 2017)

I would like to thank you for entrusting me with the opportunity to serve the students and staff of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. I will always have a heart for the students of this community. I believe we have laid a strong foundation to prepare the district for academic growth.  I wish you and the entire EBR team continued success in the future.

Sincerely,

Michelle

Dr. Michelle M. Clayton

Deputy Superintendent

East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Superintendent Warren Drake responded to the resignation Monday evening, and issued the following statement:

I accepted a notice of resignation from Deputy Superintendent Michelle Clayton today. Dr. Clayton has been an important member of our team, and has served the students of this school district exceptionally well for the last two years. She has helped to lay a strong foundation to move this system forward. Dr. Clayton will remain until mid-June to allow for a smooth transition of her duties. On a personal level, Michelle and I have worked together for over a decade, first in the Zachary Community School District and now in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Dr. Clayton is one the best educational leaders that I have ever had the pleasure to work with and she is as good a person as she is an educator. I wish her well in all of her future endeavors and will continue to support her both professionally and personally.

Sincerely,

Warren Drake

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