ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) — The Zachary Community School District announced the hiring of a new superintendent Tuesday evening.

According to a Facebook post, Zachary School District has selected a new superintendent after former superintendent, Scott Devillier retired in January.

The new superintendent, Ben Necaise released a statement on Facebook to the community members in Zachary. Read his words below.

To the Zachary Community School District Stakeholders:

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce myself as the superintendent of the Zachary Community School District. As a parent, I have been able to observe and experience the whole-child approach and educational standards that have allowed my own children to thrive as they progress through school and postsecondary opportunities. It is an honor to professionally join such a dedicated and passionate team of educators, staff, and community members.

As a lifelong learner and educator, I am deeply committed to the success and well-being of every student. My vision for the district is one in which every student receives a high-quality education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life. I believe that all students deserve to be challenged, engaged, and supported in a safe and positive learning environment.

I am excited to work collaboratively with each of you to achieve our shared goals for the district. My leadership approach is centered on collaboration, transparency, and communication. I believe that by working together, we can build upon a culture of continuous improvement that benefits all students and stakeholders.

In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to getting to know you and learning more about the district’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities. I am committed to building strong relationships with members of the school community and to working together to continue our district’s work as a model of excellence.

Thank you for your warm welcome, and I am excited to begin this journey with you.

Necaise previously served as an Associate Superintendent for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. He has a Master’s degree of Education in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education. Necaise has been an educator in Louisiana for 23 years.