Burnell F. Lemoine, son of Alonzo J. and Verdie Bielkiewicz Lemoine, was born in Marksville, Louisiana on April 24, 1945. Mr. Lemoine earned his Bachelor Degree from Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana in 1968, his Master of Education from University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1978, and his +30 from Northwestern State University, Nicholls State University, Southern University, Louisiana Tech and University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
After graduating from Centenary College, Lemoine taught at LaRose Cut-Off Junior High School and Marksville High School. In 1979, he was Principal of Marksville High School for five years. Then in 1984 until 1986 he was Director of Federal Programs in Avoyelles Parish School Board and then became Superintendent of Schools in Avoyelles Parish in 1986 until 1991.
Lemoine has been employed with the Lafayette Parish School System since 1991 as an Acting Assistant Principal, Acting Principal, Director of Instructional and Federal Programs, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, and Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. In October 2000, he served as Interim Superintendent until January 2001.
He has chaired many conferences, committees and inservices, and developed C.A.P.S. - Continuing Academic Program for Students - an alternative setting for students recommended for expulsion. He co-developed P.A.C.E. - Primary Academic & Creative Experiences: Building an Artists' Residency Program - the goal of PACE is to foster the cognitive, motor, social-emotional and language development of young children through meaningful opportunities in the arts; and the Lafayette Charter High School - a quality high school education for all students, but especially for at-risk students and high school students in danger of dropping out. He is a member of many professional, committee and community organizations.
Carl LaCombe has been President of the School Board during Lemoine's tenure as Superintendent.