Calcasieu School Board has New Leadership

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish School Board.

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish School Board will have a new leadership at its January 12th meeting. Joe Andrepont will serve as president and Bill Jongbloed as vice president for the 2010 term.

Andrepont is married to Sherri Trahan of Sulphur, and they have three children, Phillip, Ashley, and Leigh Ann, and one grandchild.

Andrepont attended Louisiana State University, and is an honor graduate from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, School of Pharmacy. He is employed by Westlake Chemical Corporation where he serves as the company's Senior Community Affairs Representative; he also works part-time as a relief pharmacist for Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy. Andrepont is active in the community; he is a member of the Rotary Club of Sulphur, the West Calcasieu Association of Commerce in which he has served as president of both organizations and is currently serving on their board of directors.

Andrepont is also serving as the president for the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana, and is active with Sulphur Parks and Recreation, Partner's in Education, the Louisiana Chemical Association, and the Lake Area Industrial Alliance.

Jongbloed graduated from McNeese State University with a B.S. and MEd+30.  Has 38 years experience in education as a former teacher, coach, principal, and Administrative Director of High Schools for the Calcasieu Parish School System prior to retiring in 2006.

Jongbloed is beginning his fourth year as a school board member. He is married to Cathy Jongbloed and they are parents of two children and have four grandchildren.