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|Laster appointed to state post in education|
Former Concordia Parish Superintendent Dr. Kerry Laster has begun work in a high-ranking position with the Louisiana Department of Education.
State Superintendent Dr. Paul G. Pastorek named Laster to the post last week.
Laster is now serving as Executive Director/Assistant Superintendent for Literacy and Numeracy for K-12, a newly-created position She is a member of Pastorek's executive cabinet and is working with local schools and districts in improving literacy.
"Overall, our goal is to improve literacy in K-4," said Laster. "We'll be working on improvement in reading."
Laster works directly under Pastorek and Deputy Superintendent Ollie Tyler.
"Ollie and I worked together as principals in Caddo Parish," said Laster. Tyler went on to become superintendent of schools in Caddo Parish before advancing to her state position.
"This has been just a whirlwind," said Laster of events during the past few days. She had already made arrangements to move to Shreveport where she had accepted two positions, one as a consultant.
But once accepting the state position offered by Pastorek last week, Laster rapidly changed course.
"I've bought a house in Baton Rouge and am making plans to move there," said Laster. "It's very exciting and I'm looking forward to working in this new position. This just fell in my lap. I think the vision of Dr. Pastorek is making a true difference for children in Louisiana."
Laster said she is directing a program aimed at improving 400 failing or near failing schools in the state that are below school performance guidelines. She leads a staff of about two dozen.
"I'm going to do everything I can to support Concordia," she said. "The people in the parish have been very good to me and I will be a voice for them at the state department."
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