Once again, Bossier Schools have proven they have some of the best and brightest educators in the state!

Sonja Bailes, the Public Relations Liason for Bossier Parish Public Schools, had to have loved to have sent out the following alert to the media:

This was a big weekend for W.T. Lewis Elementary Principal Lisa Burns, who was named the 2020 Louisiana Elementary Principal of the Year at an awards gala in Baton Rouge, and Bossier Schools could not be more proud.

Bailes goes on to tell of Principal Burns accomplishments:

It was a big weekend in Baton Rouge, where Bossier Parish principal Lisa Burns took center stage at the 13th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards, where she was named the 2020 Louisiana Elementary Principal of the Year. Burns has served as an educator in Bossier Parish for 22 years and is currently the Principal of W.T. Lewis Elementary, where she began her journey in administration as the school’s first Assistant Principal. Maintaining a standard of excellence, the school has earned an “A” rating each year of her principalship, and in 2018 W.T. Lewis was recognized as a Top Gains School and an Equity Honoree. Recognized in her community as a passionate and innovative leader, Burns is committed to making school a place where children not only reach high levels of success, but where they are loved, supported and surrounded by inspired and empowered educators who work together to help every child succeed. Ignited by this vision and her calling as an educator, Mrs. Burns unleashed the power of “WE” at W.T. Lewis and transformed the school’s culture. She consistently seeks opportunities to reflect and grow as a leader, while placing teacher professional development at the top of her priorities as a principal, understanding that the teacher is the most influential factor in a child’s education and success.

Congratulations Principal Burns! Thank you for representing our area so well!