R FoundationEight Central Louisiana public school principals on May 12 completed a three-year instructional leadership program that aims to improve classroom instruction and student achievement. Leading for Better Instruction is a training curriculum developed specifically for Central Louisiana by the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership. Taught by CEL staff, the program is funded by The Rapides Foundation and administered by The Orchard Foundation.- Read the entire article at the Rapides Foundation Site.  

Out of the eight administrators completing the program two are from Rapides Parish Schools: Peggy Kessler - Principal Acadian Elementary and Karla Tumminello - Principal Buckeye Elementary.