The St. Tammany Parish School Board unanimously appointed Trey Folse Superintendent of Schools at its May 20 meeting. He will take office July 1 following the retirement of Superintendent Gayle Sloan.
After his selection, he was congratulated by scores of people who were attending the standing-room only meeting. Folse said that in the past two weeks he had received a great outpouring of support from community leaders, teachers, parents and colleagues.
“Everyone knows that parental involvement in St. Tammany Parish is second to none.” he said, “and with that involvement comes expectations. We will work to continue to meet those high expectations."
Folse says he looks forward to working together with the School Board and School System employees, gathering input from across the parish to remain aware of challenges and try to stay ahead of the curve. "We have always been a proactive System, establishing programs before anyone else. We want to make sure that we continue to be on that cutting edge."
Folse gave special recognition to his parents and grandparents for his success, with help from a long line of fellow teachers, administrators, supervisors, and Superintendent Sloan.
Folse currently serves as Deputy Superintendent with the St. Tammany Parish Public School System. Prior to that, he was Assistant Superintendent of Administration, an Administrative Supervisor, an Assistant Personnel Director, an Assistant Principal, and a teacher. He has worked in education for 25 years.
The School Board met in special session May 6 and interviewed four candidates being considered for the position of Superintendent.
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