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Deborah Meaux

LAE President

Deborah “Debbie” Meaux is a longtime teacher and advocate working to represent the teachers, school support professionals, and students of Louisiana’s K-12 public schools. She serves as the president and spokeswoman of the 20-thousand-member Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE).

Meaux was a classroom teacher for 38 years before taking over as LAE’s top official. She leads the association’s efforts at the Louisiana Legislature and presides over meetings of the LAE Board of Directors. President Meaux communicates association positions on Louisiana public education policies to the public via the news media. She also expresses association positions and member concerns at Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education committee meetings in addition to many other education advisory commissions.

Meaux is active as a mentor and trainer for new teachers in her district. She was named Teacher of the Year three times – twice at Kaplan High School and once at Rene Rost Middle School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and English from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (currently the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).