Jonesboro-Hodge High School Principal, Chevonda Leonard, has been named as a semi-finalist for the 2022 Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) Principal of the Year Award. The 1986 JHHS graduate and member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Hodge has been Principal at JHHS since 2018 and a member of the Jackson Parish School System since 2000.
The Louisiana Department of Education recognizes that great teachers and school leaders are critical to student success. Annually, the Department, in partnership with Dream Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Principals, recognizes and celebrates some of the state’s most exceptional educators through the Teacher and Principal of the Year programs. These programs provide an opportunity to acknowledge those teachers and leaders who are making exceptional gains with students. Their commitment to student success exemplifies Louisiana’s education profession.
This year, school systems from all across the state submitted nominations to the state-level Teacher and Principal of the Year process. All Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists will be honored at the 15th Annual Excellent Educators Awards Gala that will be held virtually on the evening of July 16, 2021