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Ivy Landry has served as principal at Abbeville High School since 2011.
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In his own words: Landry announces that he is stepping down as Abbeville High Principal

Ivy Landry has served as principal at Abbeville High School since 2011. He said he has made the tough decision to step down from that post. He wrote this message for the Abbeville High community.

It is with much gratitude that I announce that I am stepping down as principal of AHS, effective July 1, 2017. I intend to continue my career as a teacher and coach in Vermilion Parish, possibly at AHS. This career change was not an easy decision, but after speaking to my family, the AHS administration and Mr. Puyau, I am confident I’ve made the right decision.
The past six-and-a-half years at AHS have been the most wonderful of my teaching career. I would like to publicly thank everyone in our AHS family for making me a better educator and person. All of you worked extremely hard to make Abbeville High the best school possible, and that work came to fruition this year when AHS was named an “A” school! This is the result of everyone working as ONE!
To the AHS faculty and staff: I am especially grateful for your support and cooperation. We laughed and cried together, working hard each day for one purpose – the betterment of our AHS students. Without you, our success would not have been realized.
To the parents of AHS students: Your support of Abbeville High has had a tremendous impact on our school’s progress and your child’s education. Our teachers, staff and administration always try to keep your child’s best interest in mind when making educational decisions. Although you may not have always agreed with our decisions, we shared a common goal – what was best for your child. Thank you for entrusting them to us.
To our extraordinary AHS students past and present: You kept me coming back every day! When I became principal in 2011, some may have been worried about the changes ahead and may have questioned my commitment. However, you were willing to listen and learn and once you understood the new philosophy, you engaged and worked hard to help AHS excel. I am proud of you. I believe in you.
Our school motto is “Together We Teach; Together We Learn; Together We Succeed!” Our AHS family has lived this motto every day and that has made all the difference.
Best wishes for continued success and remember always, “Once a Wildcat; Always a Wildcat!”


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