Dr. Donald Aguillard worked for 43 years in the educational system, spending 28 years as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, area director and district administrator. For 11 years he served as Superintendent of the St. Mary Parish School System and for the last four years as Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent. He currently serves in an elected position as a Lafayette Parish School Board member. He was awarded the Louisiana 4-H Superintendent of the Year award in 2011 (St. Mary) and 2018 (Lafayette). As St. Mary’s Superintendent, he worked to incorporate character education as well as health education through Character Counts, Body Walk and Junior Master Gardeners. As Lafayette Superintendent, he worked with the parish faculty to ensure that there was a 4-H presence in all the parish schools through 4-H club programs as well as school enrichment programming. He was a strong proponent for the Youth Wetlands program and the 4-H School Garden initiative, which he dreamed of expanding district wide. During his tenure as Superintendent, he worked to increase the funding to the 4-H program and LSU AgCenter by over $100,000 annually. He valued the role of 4-H club leaders and incorporated financial stipends for teachers serving in that role as well as provided in-service training hours. In his current role as an elected member of the Lafayette Parish School Board, he continues to advocate for and support the 4-H program through funding as well as developing awareness of the program in his peers and community.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Donald Aguillard to the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame!
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