Jul 16, 2013 8:02 AM by AP
Longtime teacher and public school advocate Deborah Meaux has formally taken over as president of the Louisiana Association of Educators.
Meaux, a French teacher from Kaplan High School, wrapped up her 38th year in the classroom in May and on Monday took over the position of LAE's top official. Meaux succeeds two-term president, Joyce Haynes, a 40-year classroom veteran from St. Landry Parish.
In a statement, Meaux says she hopes to reinforce the community's faith in Louisiana's public school teachers and support professionals during her tenure.
She also will lead the association's efforts at the legislature, and preside over meetings of the LAE Representative Assembly and Board of Directors.