On Monday, the principal at Northside High School resigned. The Lafayette Parish School District confirmed Melinda Voorhies’ resignation effective immediately. “Ms. Voorhies felt that it was time for her to move on from Northside High School. She did a really good job for us,” says LPSS Interim Superintendent Burnell LeJeune.
The acting superintendent says the Assistant Principals and the Dean of Students at NHS will remain familiar faces for students. They will assume the role of managing the school until a new principal is hired. “We’re going to immediately open the position so we can get a new person on board and we can move forward. The new person can go through May and get into the summer months to plan for next year,” adds LeJeune.
Voorhies has resigned before. One year after being hired she submitted her resignation. A few days later she was back on the job. Superintendent LeJeune says Northside High will move forward. There’s a plan of progression for the school, a plan he says will not be shaken by change. “We feel very confident with the people we have on staff and we’re going to move forward,” says LeJeune.