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Hooker wins LAP award

The Louisiana Association of Principals (LAP) awarded Harry L. Hooker, Jr. the 2014 High School Asst. Principal of the Year. LAP has approximately 1,100 members and is in conjunction with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, which support administrators from across the United States and 35 countries around the world.

Hooker is the Asst. Principal at DeRidder High School in Beauregard Parish. He has been an educator for 15 years and asst. principal for nine. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Arkansas University and his Masters from Southern University and A & M College, and a Masters +30 certification from the University of New Orleans. He began his career teaching at DeRidder Jr. High in 2000 and served there until 2007 when he became assistant principal of DeRidder High School.

Hooker will now be in competition with other assistant principals around the country to determine the national assistant principal of the year. The culminating event will take place at the NASSP assistant principal spring forum in Washington D.C.

Hooker is the son of the late Harry L. Hooker Sr. and Darlene Provost-Hooker. He is married to Shamika Spikes Hooker and has a son Harry L. Hooker, III. They are members of Guiding Light Church of God in Christ in DeQuincy.

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