2Success doesn’t come to you...you go to it. Marva Collins, African American EducatorPerpetual optimism is a force multiplier.Gen. Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of StateHold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.Langston Hughes, African-American poet
4J. B. Lafargue Educated in Avoyelles Parish Founder of the Colored State Teachers’ AssociationFounder of the Peabody Normal and Industrial School, 1895He and his wife were longtime educators in Rapides ParishPrincipal, City Public School and Peabody Industrial Institute of Alexandria, LA until 1937.
8David F. Iles Principal, Peabody High School 1937 – 1972 Transformed Peabody from an Industrial School to a strong academic high school1972, accepted a position in the Rapides Parish School Board Central Office
11Millie Kelso Longtime teacher in the Peabody Industrial School Principal, Pineville Public SchoolEnergetic and thoughtful in her teachingConsistently positive instruction with her students.
12Claude DavisFormer Principal at Lincoln Williams High School in CheneyvilleLongtime administrator at Peabody High School1st African American Assistant Superintendent in the Rapides Parish School System
13W. O. HallWillie O. Hall was a volunteer for the Peabody athletic program for over twenty yearsAssistant Principal at Peabody High SchoolHe met an untimely death in an accident at the Warhorse Stadium
14Arthur F. SmithLong time teacher and coach in the Rapides Parish School SystemLong time principal Jones Street Junior High2nd Black Assistant Superintendent Rapides Parish School System
15Walter Hadnot Longtime educator in Rapides Parish Assistant Principal at Jones Street Junior HighPrincipal at Lincoln Road PrimaryPresident of the Colored Teachers Credit Union (now Rapides Federal Credit Union)Very strong academic leadership
16Melford & Rosa JonesHe and his wife were longtime educators in LecompteTeacher/coach at Carter C. Raymond High School, she was the assistant principalCandidate for Rapides School BoardLecompte Town Council, Rosa is the MayorVisionary leaders and organizer for the Lecompte Rosenwald/Carter C. Raymond School reunion.
18Carter C. Raymond Born in New Orleans Educated at Leland College Principal Cheneyville Public SchoolPrincipal, McNary Public SchoolWriter, public speakerPrincipal at the Public School in Lecompte, the largest school for colored children outside Alexandria
19Lecompte Rosenwald School 1912 – 1954Renamed for Prof. Carter C. Raymondnew building built in 1954
22Principals of Carter C. Raymond Dr. L.J. LongMr. Clarence JenkinsDr. Jerry ColeRev. R.B. BennettMr. Charles DavisMr. Clifton CowanMs. Billie FrenchMr. Bootsie WatsonMs. Dorothy VerrettDr. D. Karl Carpenter
23What will you do for the good of the world? “Your Name Here”What will you dofor the goodof the world?
24What will you do for the good of the world? “Your Name Here”What will you dofor the goodof the world?