Allen Blanchard is now the superintendent for the St. Martin Parish School System.
He served as the interim superintendent since former Superintendent Lottie Bebe was terminated last year. Since his official appointment on Wednesday night, he’s sharing what his plans are moving forward for the district.
“Well, its always been a career goal for me to one day be a superintendent somewhere. I started my career in St. Martin Parish almost 28 years ago,” Blanchard said.
He says he has worked his way through the ranks from teacher to assistant principal, to principal and more. Now, he’s thankful to be the leader of a “B” district that is financially sound and filled with support.
“What I plan to do is continue that progress, continue with the construction progress and make sure everything comes in under budget and on time,” Blanchard explained.
He said St. Martin Parish is home, and he couldn’t have picked a better place to serve.
“I’ve spent the majority of my career here, and I know most of the people in the district. There are still even a few people at Breaux Bridge High that taught me. So, it’s been a real pleasure working with the students, parents and the teachers,” Blanchard said.