BESE Member Biographical Summary


Dr. Judy Armstrong

Dr. Judy Armstrong
BESE At-Large Representative

Dr. Judy Hickman Armstrong began her educational career teaching high school and
college biology and math. She has extensive experience in K-12 school and district administration as Diocese of Baton Rouge assistant superintendent, St. Joseph Academy academic associate principal, St. Thomas More Catholic School principal, and Ursuline Academy principal and Curriculum and Assessment Administrator. Her Louisiana Department of Education leadership experiences include supervisor of secondary education, program manager for research, and regional service director for twelve parishes in Louisiana with a primary focus on school improvement opportunities for students, teachers, and administrators. She serves as a Consultant for School Improvement to support schools in the analysis and alignment of curriculum with mission effectiveness, student performance measures, and state and national standards.

Dr. Armstrong holds a B.S. degree from Louisiana College in Biology and Math, M. Ed. from Louisiana State University in Supervision and Administration, Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Educational Administration and Business Management, and a Master of Religious Education from Loyola University. Recent honors include US Office of Education, Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding Leadership, and the National Catholic Educational Association Presidential Award.

Both of her parents were educators in Alexandria. She is married to Thomas “Tim” Armstrong, a Baton Rouge veterinarian, and is the proud mother of four children (Katelyn, Thomas, Kristen, and Ashley) and grandmother of five preschoolers. She is an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Manna Giver for the Women and Children and the Men’s Shelters.