Red River School Superintendent Alison Hughes has been chosen Superintendent of the Year for Region 7 of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. The award was presented at the School Board meeting Monday night.
A plaque was presented by Gwile Freeman, representing the Association. Freeman said, “I get an opportunity to brag on someone near and dear to my heart, Allison Hughes.” Freeman cited Hughes’ accomplishments as Superintendent, “The district improved a letter grade on state accountability. The graduation rate and scores on the ACT improved. The district is recognized as number one in the state for providing for economically disadvantaged students.”
Other accomplishments during Hughes tenure noted by Freeman included establishment of an innovative alternate academy. “She is a conscientious educator, efficient and effective. She has a unique rapport with staff, teachers, and leaders at her schools,” said Freeman.
Witnessing the presentation were Hughes’ mother C’Ann Norman, husband Timmy Hughes, along with Tyler and Elizabeth Hughes and Morgyn Payne.