Two New Principals Bring New Beginnings to Their Elementary Schools 

Aug. 16 2021

Two educators are starting the school year with new roles in the EBRP school system: principal.

Nicole P. Johnson is the new principal at Audubon Elementary School and Dr. Louis Moore is the new principal at Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts (BRCVPA).

Both education leaders are excited to start the school year with happy new faces and a chance to bring their unique perspectives and innovative ideas to the youth of Baton Rouge.

Johnson said change is inevitable and believes that Audubon is ready for a further step toward a bright future.

“I live by ‘if it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it,’” she said. “Audubon has a strong foundation that we will continue to build on.”

Johnson is continuing the legacy that former Principal Dr. Claudette Perkins left at Audubon.

“We will continue to build and grow Audubon to the ‘A’ school Dr. Perkins and I both believe it could be,”Johnson said.

BRCVPA’s new principal is also making headway this school year.

The former associate principal at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Moore is taking a new role as BRCVPA principal.

Moore is no stranger to the arts. He participated in plays, skits, instrumental music, and vocal music throughout his childhood and well into high school. It’s one of the reasons why he felt at home at the performing arts school.

“The performing arts can impact a child’s life,” he said. “You can use the arts to reinforce core benchmarks, such as math, science, ELA and social studies.”

The father of two adult children said that he is stepping into the role as principal with humility and is eager to learn from his colleagues, the community and the children.

“I know this role comes with a great sense of responsibility, and I wanted to step up to the challenge to serve this population of students,” Moore said.

One of the ways Moore wants to serve the students is through the event production held every year. Each grade level presents a recital or play that will showcase the students’ many talents on and off the stage.

“The students will get to see how everything ties together,” Moore said.

Both principals are eager to enhance their students’ learning capabilities and encourage the future leaders of Baton Rouge.

“We are in this together,” Johnson said. “Teaching and learning are products of the effective teachers and exceptional learners who make up Audubon Elementary. So, we will continue to ‘Soar to Higher Heights and Bring our A Game, Game on Eagles!’”

Moore echoed the Audubon principal’s words.

“I understand that education comes first, but we must also utilize the arts in the students’ schooling,” he said. “I won’t settle for mediocre; we are a culture of excellence.”


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