Hollie named Beauregard school superintendent

Larry Hollie, M.Ed., was named the Superintendent of Beauregard Parish Schools at a special-called meeting of the Beauregard Parish School Board on Tuesday, Mar. 21. Hollie is the thirteenth person so serve as Superintendent since the Beauregard Parish School Board was established in 1913.

Hollie, previously Assistant Superintendent, had been named as Interim Superintendent by the school board at the January 2023 meeting, following the retirement of the former Superintendent Timothy Cooley.

“I am honored to have been selected by the board to serve as Superintendent of Beauregard Parish schools,” said Hollie. “I am invested in education for our parish and am committed to creating an environment that supports our teachers and staff so that our students have the best learning opportunities available.

“I am excited to work with the educational professionals in our district, at the Central Office and in our schools, along with the newly elected School Board to provide the programs, training, and support necessary to continue on a successful path and forge new prospects for our students.”

Hollie has been an educator for twenty-two years, beginning his career as a teacher/coach in Calcasieu Parish. He was hired as the principal of East Beauregard High School in 2012, where he served for seven years. In 2019, he moved to the BPSB Central Office as Instructional Supervisor and was appointed as Assistant Superintendent in 2022.

He earned his BA in Science – Secondary Education and his Master’s in Educational Leadership from McNeese State University.

He has served as instructional supervisor for science, social studies, English language arts, and English as second language, and has worked with librarians and counselors in his supervisory duties. He has served as the District Test coordinator, the Beauregard Virtual Program coordinator, the ESER grant lead contact, and as the secondary contact for Career Technical Education (JumpStart) for the parish. He has been the supervisor for the technology department, and has been involved with oversight of construction and renovations for the district in the aftermath of the 2020 hurricanes and for projects in the 2019 bond issue.

“As we move forward, I am mindful of the tradition of excellence in Beauregard Parish education and of the support that all stakeholders have in providing our children with the educational foundation that will set them up for success,” concluded Hollie. “I look forward to continuing that tradition as we move forward into an exciting future for education in our parish.”

Hollie’s contract and filling the position of Assistant Superintendent will be discussed at the April 2023 School Board meeting.