Meet our New Interim Principal
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church and School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Casie Vanderlick Wilkins as the school’s interim principal effective July 11, 2019.
Mrs. Wilkins, of Alexandria, holds an M.Ed. degree from Louisiana College in Pineville and an additional License in Educational Leadership. She holds a B.S. degree in International Business from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
A graduate of Our Lady of Prompt Succor and Holy Savior Menard High School, Mrs. Wilkins is a veteran teacher and administrator. She has worked for the past 11 years for the Rapides Parish School Board.
For the past five years, she has been a “Turn-Around Specialist,” working with administrators of low-performing schools to improve test scores through evaluating curriculum and instruction.
Before that she taught math, science and social studies to sixth graders and middle schoolers for a total of six years at Rosenthal Montessori Elementary in Alexandria and Northwood High School in Lena.
Mrs. Wilkins will serve for the 2019-2020 academic year. She will be evaluated next spring as a candidate for the permanent principal position.
Mrs. Wilkins has a child enrolled both at Our Lady of Prompt Succor and at Holy Savior Menard. “A Catholic education teaches our children to be faithful and gives them a strong set of morals to live by,” she said.
“I feel building strong relationships between our students and teachers, our teachers and administration and the parents create a strong foundation for our students to learn and grow,” Mrs. Wilkins said. “A top priority is to ensure high-quality instruction is occurring throughout our school by working closely with our teachers to meet each student’s needs.”
Mrs. Wilkins succeeds Mrs. Jo Tassin, who is retiring after having served on the OLPS faculty for 31 years and as principal for the last 15 years.