Leadership

Superintendent

Dr. Wade Smith
Superintendent

Dr. Wade Smith received his bachelor of education degree in Chemistry and Biology from Louisiana State University in 1978. He taught for 11 years in Livingston Parish and after finishing his M. Ed. from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1985 became the principal of Denham Springs Junior High School from 1986-1999. Wade received his Ph.D. from LSU in 2000 and was appointed assistant professor of educational administration at Auburn University. Dr. Smith served in that position until 2002 when he was appointed director, now superintendent, of the Louisiana State University Laboratory School. Dr. Smith maintains an active research agenda focusing on self-efficacy, organizational structures and organizational leadership. He has numerous refereed publications and presentations. Wade has been married to Linda Smith for more than 30 years, and they are the parents of two daughters, Christie and LeAnn.

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