Shere May qualifies

FORMER WEST Monroe High School Principal Shere May, right, qualified last week to be a candidate for the District B seat on the Ouachita Parish School Board. She is shown with Clerk of Court Louise Bond, left.

Former West Monroe High School Principal Shere May qualified last week to be a candidate for the District B seat on the Ouachita Parish School Board.

May plans to challenge the incumbent, School Board member Scott Robinson, who is a Republican, like May.

May says she was encouraged to run and said she considers the opportunity to serve on the Ouachita Parish School Board an honor and a privilege.

May has worked in the corporate world and in education as a teacher, counselor and administrator. She served as the principal at West Monroe High School. Before retiring, May served as Director of High Schools for the Ouachita Parish School System.

May has been recognized as High School Principal of the Year and Distinguished Alumni of West Monroe High School.

May earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and Business Education, a Master of Education and Counseling at the University of Louisiana Monroe and she completed her Plus 30 with additional graduate hours in administration and supervision toward a doctorate degree at Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana Monroe.

May is a former member of the Louisiana Association of School Executives, National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Louisiana Association of Principals.

A lifelong resident of West Monroe, May is married to Don May and they have two children and three grandchildren. May and Don May are active members of Fair Park Baptist Church in West Monroe.

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