Superintendent of Zachary schools to retire after school year

The Zachary Community District superintendent announced that this school year will be his last leading the school district.

Superintendent Scott Devillier said in a statement that he is stepping down from his position to retire effective July 14.

“The decision to retire is bittersweet,” he wrote. “I love what I do and the people I work with daily; however, I have reached a point where I want to spend more time with my family, who have been extremely supportive and understanding of the demands of my career for all these years.”

Devillier’s retirement caps off 34 years in Louisiana schools with 20 of those coming in the Zachary Community School District as the superintendent, director of operations, supervisor of school and home relations, Zachary High principal and assistant principal.

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“In my 11 years as Superintendent, I have led the Zachary Community School District in maximizing community resources, overcoming obstacles, and successfully putting plans in place for our students to be successful,” Devillier said. “Through hard work, dedication, and family and community support, we have remained a top-performing district in Louisiana. Our district’s continued success is evidence of how special our community is and how important its support has been and continues to be. This support, combined with the continued effort of our passionate employees, is the formula for the success of our students. I thank all of you for your unwavering commitment to student success.”

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