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Melissa Brumley

The Lafayette Parish School System is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Brumley as the next Principal of Prairie Elementary School. Ms. Brumley has 25 years of experience as an educator and has worked at various levels of education. She began her career in 1999 as a second grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School. Ms. Brumley then moved to Montgomery High School where she taught English to 7th and 8th graders for five years. At Montgomery High School, she taught English, Speech Communication, and Psychology and coached the Varsity Softball team. In addition, she served as an Instructional Leader, focusing on improving teaching and learning in grades 7-12. Her exceptional commitment to education earned her Teacher of the Year honors for both the middle and high school levels at Montgomery High School.

In 2012, Ms. Brumley was appointed academic and behavioral interventionist at Scott Middle School in the Lafayette Parish School System. Shortly thereafter, she assumed the role of data liaison and school test facilitator at Carencro High School. Ms. Brumley served as assistant principal at Alice Boucher Elementary and Acadiana High School for ten years. Her outstanding achievements earned her the Lafayette Parish School System’s 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year.

Ms. Brumley expresses her gratitude to have joined the Prairie Elementary School community and emphasizes her commitment to creating a supportive and nurturing environment where teachers and students can achieve excellence.

Superintendent Francis Touchet Jr. states, “The appointment of Ms. Brumley as principal of Prairie Elementary is a testament to her extensive experience and educational leadership skills. Her commitment to student success will undoubtedly advance cultural and academic growth at Prairie.”

Ms. Brumley holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in educational administration from Northwestern State University, where she also completed her master’s +30.