Choudrant High School has some new bragging rights.
Principal Tony Antley, who has served in various capacities at CHS for the past 32 years, has been named Lincoln Parish High School Principal of the Year.
“I am very humbled to be named the High School Principal of the year for Lincoln Parish from among the outstanding administrators in this parish,” Antley said. “I am also very thankful for all the outstanding teachers, students, administrators, staff and community members that make Choudrant High School successful on a daily basis.”
This is Antley’s seventh year as principal. Previously, he served as assistant principal and before that, he coached baseball at the school.
Antley said many factors have played into why he has stayed at CHS.
“There are so many reasons to be thankful for being at Choudrant High School, but at the top of the list has to be the small school environment mixed with teachers and staff that genuinely care about the well being of every student on this campus,” Antley said.
While the 2019-2020 school year was challenging due to COVID-19, Antley said he hopes things are steadying out now.
“Goals for this year are to get the school setting back to normal operations as much as possible with COVID on the decline,” he said. “We look to get all clubs, sports, field trips and normal classroom activities back to make this a place students want to be. But, as always, our priority is to increase the academic growth of all of our students and make sure they are in a safe environment.”
Antley, a lifelong resident of Lincoln Parish, graduated from Downsville High School. He attended Garland County Community College, where he played baseball for two years before coming to Louisiana Tech to complete his degree in social studies and physical education. He returned to Tech later to complete his master’s in educational leadership.
“It’s been my pleasure for the past 32 years to be a part of the Choudrant community as a baseball coach, teacher and administrator,” Antley said. “Working in this community with the families, students and all staff at Choudrant High School has been the most fulfilling career anyone could ever ask for. Thank you to all of the people that continue to play a part in the success of Choudrant High.”
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