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Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Appoints Lafayette High School Principal

Lafayette Parish School System Dr. Donald Aguillard has appointed Dr. Donald Thornton, Jr. principal of Lafayette High School.

Dr. Thornton has earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Northwestern University, and a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Dr. Thornton has served as a Social Studies teacher at Comeaux High School and a High School Lead Teacher at N. P. Moss Prep.  He served as a Project Director/Curriculum Coach of the Teaching American History Grant, assistant principal at Lafayette High School, assistant principal at Paul Breaux Middle School, and, most recently, the principal at Lafayette Middle School.  

In addition, he has served on the Grade Level Expectations Revision Committee for the Louisiana Department of Education.