The St. Landry Parish School Board has announced the appointment of Barbara Roberson as Principal of Beau Chene High School.
Most recently, Roberson has been the principal of Leonville Elementary since 2013. During her time at Leonville Elementary, she has shown her leadership skills by leading her faculty and staff to be recognized as a Top Gains School in 2015. A year later, she was recognized as the 2016 district-wide Principal of the Year.
Roberson began her teaching career in the Richland Parish School System at Delhi Elementary as a student teacher in 1990. Soon after she became a middle school teacher, teaching English/Language Arts and Science to middle school students. She them moved into the St. Landry Parish School district in 1991, teaching at Port Barre Elementary through 1995 then moving over to Port Barre High through 2000. From 2000-2007, Roberson explored Special Education teaching, eventually becoming a department head, test coordinator, and administrative assistant from 2007-2009 within the department. In 2009 she took the role of Assistant Principal at Port Barre High School through 2013. From there she has been the Principal of Leonville Elementary.