The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is focused on building the future of Baton Rouge. Under the guidance of Superintendent Warren Drake, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools are committed to providing quality education for the students of the capital city. The District Leadership Team is here to serve you.
Dr. Michelle Clayton
Dr. Michelle Clayton currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, where she joined the team in June of 2015. Prior to her accepting her current role, Dr. Clayton oversaw the Zachary Community School District’s instructional program for twelve years. Dr. Clayton is focused on a commitment to academic excellence and for providing outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ability levels. Dr. Clayton’s innovative approach to educating students and willingness to think outside of the box has enabled her to establish a variety of academic programs that serve as model programs throughout the state of Louisiana.
Domoine Rutledge, Esq.
The district’s General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and representation for the School Board, School District officers and other employees. The General Counsel is responsible for engaging and managing the services of outside counsel retained on an as-needed basis. He also oversees policy development for the district, manages the risk management department, fair share coordinator’s office, adjudicated youth department and serves as an ex officio member of the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System.
The district’s Associate Superintendent oversees several academic departments including Federal Programs, Exceptional Student Services, Child Welfare and Attendance, Early Childhood, Magnet Programs, Gifted & Talented, Library Services and Intervention.
Andrea O’Konski serves as Chief of Academic Programs overseeing Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the system as well as Accountability, Career & Technical Education, Charter Schools, Content Area Specialists, Textbooks and Professional Development.
Chief of Student Support Services Gary Reese supervises the operations of Physical Plant Services, Transportation, School Safety & Security, Procurement and Warehousing Services as well as the Child Nutrition Program
Chief of Human Resources Millie Williams is responsible for a wide variety of personnel policies, processes and employment agreements (e.g. recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, federal and state mandates, labor and employment contracts, compensation schedule, etc.) for the purpose of conforming to district policies.
Adonica Pelichet Duggan
Adonica Pelichet Duggan serves as the Chief of Communications and Public Relations. In that role, Ms. Duggan directs internal and external communications, media relations activities and leads strategic communications for the superintendent, district leadership and schools. She also provides marketing, media relations and crisis communications support to schools. She serves as the superintendent’s primary media spokesperson and as a liaison with other organizations. Ms. Duggan works expand the capacity of schools to partner with families and community-based organizations in support of student achievement and school improvement.