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Wes Watts



Wes Watts (West Baton Rouge), President

28 years in Education

6th year as the Superintendent of West Baton Rouge Parish

  • 1992-1993   Science Teacher and Coach at Lee High School 
  • 1993-2009  Teacher, Head Basketball Coach, AD, Dean of Students at Central High School
  • 2009-2014  Asst. Principal 1 year, Principal 4 years at Zachary High School
  • Married for 27 years to Jodi with two children, Tyler (Danielle) and Kellie, and one granddaughter, Remi


Sheldon Jones


Sheldon Jones, (Richland), Vice-President

24 years in Education

10th year as Superintendent in Richland Parish

  • 1996-2004; 2005-2006 ELA Teacher and Coach at Delhi Middle School
  • 2004-2005 Assistant Principal at Rayville Elementary School
  • 2006-2007 Principal at Delhi Middle School
  • 2007-2011 Secondary Curriculum Supervisor

Patrick Jenkins


Patrick Jenkins (St. Landry), Secretary/Treasurer

School year 2020-2021 begins Mr. Patrick Jenkins 29th year of working in education. He has worked in both the continental United States and Italy (DODEA). Patrick has worked as a basketball coach ,teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, and now Superintendent of St Landry Parish.
He has has been married to Charlene (Wheeler) Jenkins for 29 years and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

B.S. Southern University 1991
M.Ed.  Southern University  2000


Richard Strong


Strong (West Caroll), Immediate Past-President


Mr. Strong is a lifelong resident of West Carroll Parish.  He graduated from Forest High School in 1987.  He received a Bachelors in Agriculture Education from LA. Tech.   He earned a  Masters degree  in Administration & Supervision from ULM in Monroe.
    He has taught and coached in the system for 23 years.  Mr. Strong has served as principal of Forest High School for over 3 years.  He was then promoted to Transportation & Maintenance Supervisor along with Technology.  In 2014 the board named Mr. Strong Superintendent for West Carroll Parish Schools.
    The superintendent has been married for 23 years.  He has 3 children. His family attends Goodwill Church of God in Goodwill, LA. He serves on the board of Farm Bureau and is active in the community.  

Contact Information

Louisiana Association of School Superintendents
2713 Indian Mound Blvd.
Monroe, Louisiana 71201
Phone: 225-229-6021

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