POSTED: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 4:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 4:39am
Zachary, La (NBC33) — Superintendent Warren Drake of the Zachary Community School District stepped down.
Drake has accepted the position of Network Leader with the Louisiana Department of Education.
Drake's held the position of the district's superintendent for the past ten years.
“My time in Zachary, laying the foundation for the state’s premier school district, has provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime. I leave this school district with a profound sense of gratitude and pride to have been a part of an institution and community steeped in excellence. Much like the challenge of crafting a new school district, Louisiana’s changing education system and the implementation of new curriculum standards and teacher evaluation methods offer exciting opportunities for innovative thinking,” Drake said.
Under his time as superintendent, the Zachary School System has consistently ranked number one in the state for test scores.
“Although we are sorry to see him go, we wish Mr. Drake the best in his new role with the Louisiana Department of Education. We are proud to have him share knowledge gained in leading our district to impact the lives of other students within the state,” School Board President Jannie Rogers said.
Drake’s last day in office will be September 4.