BESE Executive Director announces retirement

Apr 23, 2024, 11:16 AM by BESE Admin

BESE Executive Director Shan Davis announced her retirement on April 22, 2024. She was appointed Executive Director in December 2014, having previously served as BESE's Education Administrator. We thank Shan for her 15 years of service to the Board and commitment to K-12 education in Louisiana, and wish her all the best in retirement and her future endeavors.

BESE 8(g) Director Kimberly Tripeaux will serve as Interim Executive Director. The role of the Executive Director is to manage the operations of BESE and assist the Board in discharging its constitutional and statutory duties. BESE is beginning the process of filling the position on a permanent basis, and will issue related information as the process moves forward.

Please contact BESE President Ronnie Morris at for additional information regarding the search process.

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