|A New Superintendent|
Jackie Hall Sharp
Interview Monday, August 8 at 4 p.m.
Jackie Hall Sharp of Minden said the greatest accomplishment in her career in education has been her outstanding staff and students.
"Harper (elementary school) raised the SPS from 75.4 in fall 1999 to 106.2 when I left in 2002," she said. "I was motivated to begin my career in education by teaching my younger siblings and cousins every afternoon after school in my own 'classroom' at home.
"I care deeply about the future of education in Webster Parish," she continued. "I want our children to be well-prepared for post-secondary life."
Sharp said the most important responsibility of a superintendent is to recognize and meet the needs of the people in the school system, especially students.
Assistant Superintendent, Webster Parish School Board, Minden from 2006-present
Secondary Supervisor, Webster Parish School Board, Minden from 2002-2006
Principal - Harper Elementary, Webster Parish School Board, Minden from 1999-2002
Principal - Shongaloo High, Webster Parish School Board, Minden, LA from 1997-1999
M.A +30 from Louisiana Tech University, English Education, in,1982.
Master of Arts from Louisiana Tech University, English Education, in 1978.
Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University, English Education, in 1974.
Kevin J. Washington
Interview Monday, August 8 at 6 p.m.
Kevin J. Washington of Springhill said his greatest accomplishments in his educational career are not centered on his personal goals and accomplishments; but those students and families he has been given the opportunity to serve.
"I joy to see students and their families move from despair and hopelessness to reaching their goals and dreams," he said. "Motivation for my educational career started at home with my mother and father who gave much of their lives to public service.
"I am motivated to continue my career in education based on the concepts that greatness comes through service," Washington continued. "I want to give back what was given to me."
Washington said the most important responsibility of a superintendent is to provide leadership; inspire vision and communicate the vision to all stakeholders.
Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance for Webster Parish, Minden from 2003 to present
Principal of Webster Parish Union Elementary, Doyline from 2002-2003
Principal of Webster Parish Alternative School in Minden from 2000-2002
Teacher at Webster Parish Alternative School in Minden from 1991-2000
Plus 30 received from Louisiana Tech University, Educational Leadership, in 2000.
Masters received from Grambling State University, Master of Arts in Teaching. in 1995.
Alternative Certification in Teaching received from Grambling State University, Social SCience, in 1992.
Bachelors of Arts received from Grambling State University, History, in 1989.