Bourque is named top superintendent
By Paul Kedinger
LSN STAFF WRITER
Acadia Parish’s Superintendent John E. Bourque has been selected as the 2010 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Executives
Bourque will be recognized by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and will represent all Louisiana school superintendents at the national convention in Phoenix, Arizona, in February 2010.
Bourque, who was nominated by someone in the school district, was notified of the honor on Friday, but, in an interview Tuesday afternoon, acknowledged, “I wanted it in writing,” before publicly revealing the recognition.
Bourque’s nomination was forwarded to the AASA, which, in turn, sent the 10-page nomination to the state association.
J. Rogers Pope, executive director of the state association, told The Rayne Acadian-Tribune that Bourque’s nomination was analyzed by a panel of retired school superintendents who made the final selection.
Bourque is currently in his eighth year as Acadia school superintendent, assuming that post after serving seven years as principal of Eunice High School, where he previously served as head football coach and athletic director.
He earned his master of education degree in 1982 from LSU and obtained his bachelor of science degree in 1975 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana-Lafayette).