about ULS

School Leadership

Dr. Amy Westbrook

Dr. Amy Westbrook
Superintendent

Dr. Amy Westbrook received a PhD in Educational Leadership & Research, a Reading Specialist Certification, and an MEd 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.

Secondary Principal  

Frank Rusciano Jr.
Secondary Principal

Mr. Rusciano received a bachelor of arts degree in Business Education and a master's degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. He then attended Louisiana State University to fulfill requirements for certification in Mathematics and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Mathematics. Before coming to the Laboratory School, he was the assistant principal of instruction at Bishop Sullivan High School (now known as St. Michael's High School). At University Laboratory School, Mr. Rusciano has taught math in grades 6 - 12 and presently serves as the Secondary Principal.

Elementary Principal  

Myra Broussard
Elementary Principal

Myra Broussard
Elementary Principal

Mrs. Broussard received a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Math and English Education from Louisiana State University in 1987. After teaching middle school math and English in Lake Charles, self-contained 5th grade, and various standard and honors-level secondary mathematics in Plaquemine and St. Amant, Mrs. Broussard moved to University Laboratory School in 2000. During her tenure as a secondary math instructor at ULS, she taught all secondary levels of mathematics, including Dual Enrollment courses, and was the Dual Enrollment coordinator and AdvancED Reaccreditation co-coordinator for the school. Also at that time, Mrs. Broussard continued her post-secondary education at LSU and earned a master’s degree in K-12 Education Administration in 2003. In 2005, Mrs. Broussard moved from the secondary school to the elementary school when she was appointed as the Elementary Assistant Principal. In 2008, she was named the Elementary Principal and currently continues to enjoy that role. 

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Matt Picou
Dean of Students

Matt Picou received his bachelor of arts degree in Kinesiology from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, in 1993. He taught and coached in Livingston Parish for 10 years. In 2004, Mr. Picou moved to University Laboratory School to teach physical education. He earned his master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2006. While at University Laboratory School, Mr. Picou has served as an instructor, basketball coach, golf coach and associate athletic director. Mr. Picou has also served as the Child Welfare and Attendance officer. Currently, he is the University Laboratory School's Dean of Students