Laurent R. Thomas, Principal
Before becoming the Principal at Lakeside in 2012, I was an assistant principal at Duplessiss Primary for 5 years. I started working in Ascension in August 1999. I worked at Lake Elementary, Galvez Primary, and Gonzales Primary. I did my administrative internship at Lowery Primary. I also worked as a PK teacher in New Orleans in 2002-2003.
I was lucky to be able to travel the world in my capacity of teacher for French as a foreign language and English teacher. I worked in France, England, India, and Hungary.
Education has been my passion and I believe I have a duty to make a difference in the world.
A positive attitude is key!
I am currently in my third year as the Assistant Principal of Lakeside Primary. I previously served as a Special Education Coordinator for the district, a position I held for 11 years.
I began my career in education 23 years ago in St. Bernard Parish working with students with significant disabilities. In 2003, I relocated to Ascension Parish and worked as a special education teacher and Lead Teacher at St. Amant Primary.
I have been blessed to work in Ascension Public schools in positions that have led me to this endeavor. I love working with the staff, students and stakeholders in the Lakeside Primary community. I have a love for learning and strive to ensure that all of our students have opportunities to be their very best each and every day.
Yvette Langlois, Assistant Principal