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Lafayette Parish School System Announces New District Appointments

New Leadership Appointments

The Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) is pleased to announce administrative changes in the district.

John Mouton
Mr. John Mouton
Director of Middle Schools

Following the retirement of Kathy Alosio, the Lafayette Parish School System is pleased to announce John Mouton as the next Director of Middle Schools.

John began his educational career with the Lafayette Parish School Board as an educator at Scott Middle School, where he laid the foundation for his career. Recognizing his talent and dedication, he was appointed Assistant Principal at LJ Alleman Fine Arts Magnet Academy School, where he played a pivotal role in supervising departments and leading initiatives such as LJ Alleman’s Blue Ribbon Campaign. 

His leadership abilities flourished further when he assumed the role of Principal at Broussard Middle School. Under his guidance, the school experienced a remarkable transformation, with its performance skyrocketing from a "C" to a "B." Notably, John spearheaded efforts to establish Broussard Middle as a Leader in Me School, emphasizing student leadership and empowerment. His achievements were duly recognized with multiple Principal of the Year awards from the Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana State Middle School Principal Semi-Finalist, and the prestigious Louisiana Association of Educators Administrator Image Award. 

Beyond his role in school leadership, Mr. Mouton expanded his impact as the Director of Employee Services for the Lafayette Parish School System. In this capacity, he oversaw a substantial workforce of over 4,200 employees, ensuring the smooth functioning of Human Resources, Recruitment and Retention, and New Teacher Initiative. 

Driven by his passion for continuous improvement, Mr. John Mouton actively pursued professional development opportunities, completing esteemed programs such as the National Institute for School Leadership Executive Development Program and the Louisiana Superintendent’s Academy strengthening his executive leadership skills to effect positive changes in schools and school systems. Mouton is eager to continue his work supporting Lafayette Parish School System students by working with school principals in this new capacity.  "Mr. Mouton brings 4 years of experience as an Employee Services Director and 9 years as a Middle School Principal.” states Superintendent Francis Touchet Jr. “He will guide our middle school principals with a focus on four core values: safety, culture, opportunities, and growth."

Mr. Mouton holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

Shannon Clement
Mr. Shannon Clement
Director of Employee Services

Mr. Shannon Clement has been named Director of Employee Services for the Lafayette Parish School System.

Clement welcomes the new role stating “I am extremely excited to be moving into the Director of Employee Services role. I worked in this capacity for several years prior to joining the highly innovative team in the Lafayette Parish School System. I look forward to building positive relationships with all educators in Lafayette Parish and I will assist in any way I can to support the Lafayette Parish School System’s vision”.

Clement began his 27-year career in the field of education in 1995 after graduating from Nicholls State University. He served as a teacher and basketball/softball coach in St James Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Irving Independent School District, and Assumption Parish. Clement spent several years serving Assumption Parish in the capacity of a middle and high school assistant principal, followed by a 3-year stint as a principal of a 9th-grade academy. For 9 years, he served as the director of human resources in Assumption Parish. In this position, he also supervised the retirement, health/supplemental insurance, maintenance, child nutrition program, technology, and transportation departments. Clement joined the district in the 2023-2024 academic year as the Director of Compliance and Investigations.

“With a decade of experience in employee services, Mr. Clement's expertise is sure to build upon the invaluable efforts of former Director of Employee Services, John Mouton,” states Superintendent Francis Touchet Jr. 

Clement earned both his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree in education administration from Nicholls State University. He furthered his education by earning an additional 30+ graduate hours from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2007.

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