Livingston Parish school leaders celebrated State Principal of the Year finalist John Hill

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Several Livingston Parish principals recently honored their colleague, Albany Middle School Principal John Hill, for being named a finalist for the Louisiana Principal of the Year. Pictured from left to right are Denham Springs Junior High Principal Justin Wax, North Corbin Junior High Principal Carolyn Vosburg, Seventh Ward Elementary Principal Laura Dunlap, Gray’s Creek Elementary Principal Michelle Denton, Live Oak Elementary Principal Michelle Crochet, Hill, Walker Elementary Principal Kerma Luzier, Lewis Vincent Elementary Principal Lynette Wheat, Albany Lower Elementary Principal Robin Stewart; Denham Springs High School Principal Wes Howard.

LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) – A “Watch Night Celebration” was held for Albany Middle School Principal John Hill on July 16. Hill was named as a finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year.

Livingston Parish school leaders, Albany Middle School faculty and Hill’s family were in attendance at the celebration.

“We wanted to do something special to celebrate John’s accomplishments and the recognition he is receiving from state education leaders. To be a finalist for the state’s Principal of the Year award is a tremendous honor,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said. “John’s hard work, dedication and leadership skills are exemplary, and they serve as model qualities for all our campus leaders.”

Three finalists for the award have come from Livingston Parish for the last three years. Juban Parc Junio High Principal Greg Hayden was a finalist in 2020 and Denham Springs Junior High Principal Byran Wax was a finalist in 2021.

“We are very proud of all our school principals. They have tough jobs, and we expect much from them,” Murphy said. “There’s no doubt that their excellent leadership skills and passion for student learning are key ingredients in our district’s success of being among the top school districts in the state.”

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