Donald W. Aguillard, Superintendent
Dr. Donald W. Aguillard begins his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for the Lafayette Parish School System on May 18, 2015. As Chief Education Officer, Dr. Aguillard manages the district's $425 million budget and a staff of over 3,500 employees. The school district utilizes 43 campuses to provide educational services to approximately 30,500 students.
Prior to Dr. Aguillard’s appointment, he served nearly eleven years as Superintendent for the St. Mary Parish School Board. Twenty-eight years of earlier work experience in Lafayette included classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, area director, and district administrator. One of his unwavering core beliefs is that school improvement is achievable through deliberate action.
Dr. Aguillard earned a bachelor’s degree (1975) in secondary science education, a master’s degree (1978) in curriculum, and an educational specialist degree (1981) in administration/supervision from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. In 1998, he completed his doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana State University.
Under his leadership, the district will embrace a data-driven, results-oriented culture of best educational practices to strengthen teaching and learning. The superintendent’s vision is that we will work tirelessly to transform the Lafayette Parish School System in an “A” rated district.
Dr. Aguillard is married to Karen Wyatt. Karen retired in 2011 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she was an instructor within the Mathematics Department. He and his wife, Karen, have three grown sons – William, Wyatt, and Michael Johnson.