Meet Our LeadersVermilion Parish Schools: Raising the Bar

By Student Reporters Rhett Sonnier, Morghan Soirez and Jacob Matthews

       Meet Mr. Randy Schexnayder, the  Vermilion Parish School Superintendent. Randy Schexnayder was born in Kaplan, Louisiana.  He attended school in Kaplan. He went to Kaplan Elementary from first to sixth grade. He went to Kaplan High School from seventh through twelfth grade. He was the oldest son of Floyd and Dolores Schexnayder. He had four younger sisters named Karen, Lisa, Jolene, and Dana. When Mr. Randy started teaching, he taught two of his younger sisters. He said that he was “very involved in school activities and that helped him be the person he is now.”  He graduated from Kaplan High in 1974. Some of his favorite childhood memories are when he went hunting and fishing

      Then Mr. Randy went to college at U.S.L. and got a Bachelor's Degree in 1978. Mr. Schexnayder attended McNeese and received a Master's Degree in 1981 and a Specialist Degree in 1986.

      His wife’s name is Judy Boudreaux Schexnayder. They were married on June 5, 1981. They have three children. Jacob, Scott and Lauren.

     Mr. Randy taught in
Kaplan High for 8 years as a Math teacher and Coach. He was an Assistant Principal at Henry High School for three years. He then became a Principal at Indian Bayou for four years, and then Kaplan High for three years. His last place to be principal was Abbeville High. He stayed there for seven years. He was an Assistant Superintendent of Personnel/Administration from 2003-2007. He became the Superintendent in February of 2007.

     Mr. Schexnayder believes that “technology is very important in the classroom for it is a tool for teaching and learning.”

   Mr. Randy enjoys working with children and young people. His most important message is "It is more important to do your best than to be the best!" His favorite part of the job is “When he gets to be with the students at various activities.” One reason he is a very special leader is because of what he does for the children in Vermilion Parish.

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