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Sep 4, 2013 12:43 PM by Ian Auzenne (Picture courtesy: Thomasville City Schools)

Eunice native named superintendent in North Carolina

A Eunice native has been selected to lead the Thomasville, North Carolina, school district.

Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin was recently named the district's superintendent. Prior to being named to the post, Dr. Pitre-Martin served as the director of K-12 curriculum and instruction in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Dr. Pitre-Martin is a 1984 graduate of Eunice High School. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UL in 1989 and 1997, respectively, and her Ph. D. from Texas A&M in 2000. She began her teaching career at Northside High School, teaching speech and debate there from 1989 until 1996. After leaving Northside, Dr. Pitre-Martin worked in Texas, Baton Rouge, and Philadelphia.

Dr. Pitre-Martin was one of the finalists for the Lafayette Parish School's superintendent post during that board's 2011 search to replace Burnell Lemoine.

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