BREAKING: 3 finalists for Calcasieu school superintendent

Published 9:25 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The finalists for the Calcasieu Parish Superintendent position have been announced. They are:
Stanton Lawrence who lives in Victoria, Texas, and has been the assistant superintendent of administration for the Victoria Independent School District since 2020. He also served as principal of the Healy-Murphy Center in San Antonio from 2018-2020 and was assistant superintendent for administration at the San Antonio Independent School District from 2014-2018.

Shannon LaFargue, who has been the chief academic officer for the Calcasieu School Board since 2019. He was the School Board’s chief operating officer from 2015-2019. Before that, he was principal at A.M. Barbe High School from 2014-2015 and the school’s assistant principal from 2007-2014.

Robert Barrentine has been the chief operating officer for the Calcasieu School Board since 2019. He was the principal at Sulphur High School and W.W. Lewis Middle from 2012-2019 and assistant principal there from 2004-2012.

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Interviews and a final selection is set for May 26.

Seven candidates in total were initially considered for the job currently held by Karl Bruchhaus, who announced his retirement in February. Bruchhaus’ retirement will take effect June 30.