Dr. Amy Westbrook
Dr. Amy Westbrook received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Research, a Reading Specialist Certification, and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Louisiana State University and a BA in Education & Human Development from George Washington University. She holds certifications in elementary grades 1-8, elementary school principal, reading specialist, K-12 principal, parish/city school supervisor of instruction and superintendent.
Her career spans many facets of education and past posts include educational consultant, principal in West Baton Rouge Parish, superintendent of St. Helena Parish, executive director of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and deputy superintendent of the Louisiana Recovery School District. She also served as assistant professor and program coordinator in the LSU School of Education, as well as teacher, assistant principal and principal in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Dr. Westbrook has served on multiple professional committees and commissions, including the State Accountability Commission, Governor’s Education Transition Team, Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee, Parish Superintendents’ Advisory Council and more. She was named "Teacher of the Year" and "Superintendent of the Year" in 1990 and 2008, respectively. She continues active engagement in professional and service organizations, including the Louisiana Association of School Executives, American Education Research Association, and the Louisiana and National Reading Associations.