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Dear Parents/Guardians,              Devon LaRosa                                                                                                

Welcome to a great year at La Follette High School.  We are working diligently to have the school ready for the arrival of our students on September 3rd (9th grade) and September 4th (9th-12th).  As we begin the 2019-2020 school year we are excited to welcome Mr. Devon La Rosa (Principal), Ms. Jennifer Ploeger (Assistant Principal-Spelman College Neighborhood), and Mr. Mark Krall (Athletic Director) to our administrative team. Also, returning Mr. Mathew Thompson (Assistant Principal-Howard University Neighborhood), Mr. Cullen Haskins (Assistant Principal-Tuskegee University Neighborhood), and Ms. Cherie Thibodeaux (Assistant Principal-Southern University Neighborhood).

In order to create a sense of belonging, identity and success for all students in a large comprehensive high school, we split our student body into four neighborhoods.  In order to begin to embrace Black Excellence we have named our neighborhoods after historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). They are:

  •  Spelman College Neighborhood- Ms. Jennifer Ploeger

  •  Southern University Neighborhood- Ms. Cherie Thibodeaux

  • Howard University Neighborhood- Mr. Mathew Thompson

  • Tuskegee University Neighborhood- Mr. Cullen Haskins

As we prepare for the start of the school year we would like to take this opportunity to share information, to clarify procedures, and to engage you as a partner in the academic success of your child.  In this communication we are asking for your help and support. This letter aims to give you the basics to help us all start the year strong! 

For more details please visit our School Policy Guide at: 

Respectfully and Educationally,

Devon LaRosa