McRae Named LPPS Assistant Superintendent

McRae Named LPPS Assistant Superintendent
Posted on 05/17/2024
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LIVINGSTON, La. – Director of Curriculum Tracy McRae has been named Assistant Superintendent for Livingston Parish Public Schools.

McRae fills the position vacated by newly appointed Superintendent Jody Purvis.

“I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I look forward to working with Superintendent Purvis, along with all stakeholders in our school system, to provide the best for our students,” McRae said. “I believe in setting high expectations and working collaboratively with others to reach those expectations.”

McRae has worked in the district’s central office since 2015, first as supervisor of instruction, through 2019, and then as director of curriculum.

McRae was a teacher, administrative assistant, assistant principal, and principal at Live Oak High School. During her tenure at that school, she led efforts to implement innovative programs that greatly advanced student academic performance. She received Livingston Parish Teacher of the Year in 2002, and twice earned Livingston Parish Principal of the Year in 2010 and 2015.

She is a 2014 recipient of the Colin Powell Service Award and a graduate of the Louisiana Superintendents Academy, 2021; and LSBA Level Up for Future Superintendents program, 2022.

McRae earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1986, a master’s degree in education from LSU in 1996, and a master’s plus-30 degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2003.

“I am passionate about growing and expanding educational opportunities for the students of Livingston Parish,” McRae said. “My experiences as a teacher, school leader, and district leader have given me the opportunity to support students, teachers, and administrators in their quest for excellence. I believe it is imperative that we put students at the center of every decision that is made while focusing on rigor, relevance, and relationships.”

Purvis said McRae would transition to her new job immediately. He anticipates filling her vacated position this month.