Longtime Educator, Principal of Istrouma High School dies


BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX 44) (LOCAL 33) An East Baton Rouge Parish Spokeswoman confirmed Sunday morning Istrouma High School Principal Reginald Douglas died Saturday night.

“He modeled excellence and had high expectations for all. He was an outstanding colleague and an even better friend,” said Superintendent Warren Drake. “We will all profoundly miss him and must work to carry on his legacy of leadership and success.”

Douglas leaves behind his wife, four daughters and two grandsons.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System released this statement after the passing of Reginald Douglas:

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is deeply saddened by the loss of Istrouma High School Principal Reginald Douglas. Douglas was instrumental in creating the vision for Istrouma High School and will always be a champion of education. He will forever be known for his kindness and for instilling character-building and leadership qualities everywhere he worked. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, staff and students during this difficult time. Our school district will provide the school with additional counselors, I CARE specialists, and other staff to assist the campus and offer comfort to students and staff throughout the week. Mr. Douglas was a tremendous leader and friend and was beloved by all.

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