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Burnell Lemoine
Inducted on January 24, 2015

Burnell Lemoine Lemoine graduated from Centenary College in 1968 and obtained his Master’s of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1978. He later acquired a Masters Plus 30 and worked in the public school system his entire life. He served as superintendent of Lafayette Parish School system from 2007 until 2011. He has been a member of many professional organizations, including Louisiana Redesign for Educational Excellence, UL at Lafayette – Committee Member; State Superintendent’s Task Force on Arts in Education; State Superintendent’s Technical Advisory Committee): Lafayette Parish School Board Strategic Planning Committee – Committee Member; Louisiana State Beta Club Council; State Staff Development Committee; and Louisiana State Department Profession Development - Task Force Member.

He also serves in many other community organizations such as Lafayette Blue Ribbon Committee, 1998-1999; Acadiana Safety Association, Board of Directors, 1997-1999; La Commission Des Avoyelles (Executive Committee Member); Hypolite Bordelon Society (Marksville) (Board of Directors); Le Theatre Des Bon Temps (Avoyelles Parish) (Board of Directors); Arts and Humanities Counsel of Avoyelles Parish (Charter Member); Marksville Prehistoric Indian Park (State Commemorative Area) Advisory Committee, 1980 - 1981, chairman; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Louisiana Preservation Alliance; Louisiana Craft Guild - Board of Directors 2013 to present; and Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation - Board of Directors 2014.

Finally, he has received many awards, including the Central Louisiana Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, Outstanding Teacher Award, 1978 – 1979, and he was listed in Who’s Who in America, 1980.

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