BATON ROUGE, LA (June 11, 2013) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced recently that it has appointed Ronda Richardson as Assistant Executive Director. Richardson joins BJ Guzzardo and Keith Alexander to make up the association’s three-member team of assistant directors.
Richardson previously served as principal of LaSalle High School in Olla, La. since 2005. Prior to 2005, she held positions as project manager for the Caldwell Council on Aging and Elderly Disabled Adults in Columbia, La. and teacher/coach/summer school educator at LaSalle Jr. High, LaSalle High School and Olla Elementary. Richardson has also been a member of the LHSAA since 2005 and has served on its executive committee since 2012.
In her new role with the LHSAA, Richardson will be responsible for the oversight and direction of the sanctioned sports of volleyball, girls’ and boys’ basketball, bowling and softball and the non-sanctioned sport of cheerleading. In addition, she will serve as office manager and oversee the Title IX compliance program, the LHSAA’s non-faculty certification program, the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA), the LHSCA Summer Coaching Clinic and volleyball, basketball and softball all-star games.
Richardson received her master’s degree in administration and supervision and her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, La. She is currently a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Louisiana Association of Principals. Richardson was twice named Teacher of the Year for LaSalle Parish, in 2001 and 2005.
About the LHSAA
The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates interscholastic athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of the student athlete. For more information about the LHSAA, visit www.LHSAA.org.