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Paul Breaux Middle School Principal Appointment

Dr. Byron Lyons

Following the retirement of Ms. Katherine Rayburn, the Lafayette Parish School System is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Byron Lyons as the next leader of Paul Breaux Middle School. 

With over 25 years of educational experience, Lyons brings a wealth of experience to Paul Breaux Middle School. Prior to arriving in Lafayette, Lyons has worked in eight different middle schools and high schools successfully transforming students’ lives, building school cultures, and enhancing school systems. Lyons has served as principal of two specialty schools, was a foreign exchange teacher host, and spent six years as the human resources director for an inner city urban school district. Most recently, Lyons served as an assistant principal of Northside High School. He has also served as a mentor to teachers and administrators in school districts across the nation. 

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Lyons to the Paul Breaux Middle School family. His proven leadership skills will be a valuable asset to the students and staff of Paul Breaux Middle School, and we look forward to working together to provide students with the best education possible,” states Interim Superintendent Francis Touchet. 

Lyons received his doctoral degree in school leadership from Concordia University in Chicago. In addition, he is a certified superintendent and holds educational certifications in five states.

Upcoming Events


Special Board Meeting

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Regular Board Meeting

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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