David Huckaby announced as new principal at Weston High School

David Huckaby has been announced as the new principal at Weston High School. The long-time educator and coach at Calvin High School replaces Ritchie Tolar who retired after a 35-year career in education, including the last 26 years at Weston, where he was principal from 2016 – 2023. 

Huckaby graduated from Winnfield Senior High in 1989 and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He comes to Weston after spending 27 years at Calvin High School, where he was the Social Studies Department head for 24 years and Assistant Principal for the last three.

Added is a tremendously impressive resume as Athletic Director for 17 years that included being the head coach of the boy’s basketball, baseball, and softball programs and an assistant on the girl’s basketball team. During his tenure, Calvin High celebrated its most decorated period of athletic achievement in school history including: 

Softball –  2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008 State Champions
Girls’ Basketball – 2006 and 2008 State Champions
Boys’ Basketball… 2022 State Runner-Up
Baseball… 2022 State Semi-Finalist

Huckaby is the son of Don and Joan Reeves of Quitman, La., and Gerald and Goldie Huckaby of Many, La. He is also the proud father of two sons, John David Huckaby (22) who works for Boardwalk Pipeline in Olla, La, and is finishing his degree at NSU, and Wayne Curtis Huckaby (19) of Elko, Nv who works for Nevada Gold Mines and received his associate’s degree from Great Basin College this summer.

“I am excited to be named the new principal of Weston High School and would like to thank Mr. David Claxton and the Jackson Parish School Board for this opportunity,” said Huckaby. “Weston has always been a place that I have held in high regard over the years. Through my years of coaching, I have always respected the fans and players of Weston as fierce competitors in whatever sport they were competing against my teams. I plan to bring a program of accountability to Weston High School for all.”

“Currently, I am ready to begin looking over the data that will be provided by the state and JPSB to start looking for strengths and areas of weakness that we can improve on academically. As principal, I will include all stakeholders in the community in ways to make Weston High School the best that it can be. Faculty, staff, students, and parents will all be encouraged to work with our leadership team to find ways to make this the best transition and school experience as possible. Our number one goal will be to produce students who will be able to go out into the world and be productive citizens. Preparation for college or technical school will be a priority at WHS.” 



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