Former school principal Jeff Frizell, a Republican from Denham Springs, has announced he will run for the Livingston Parish School Board’s District 3 seat in the Nov. 8 election.
The District 3 seat is currently held by Jan Benton, who has said she will not run again. Benton will complete his term at the end of the year, having served eight years as an elected member of the school board.
Frizell has over 20 years of experience in the school system, having served as a teacher, coach, vice-principal, principal and district supervisor during that time. Frizell served as principal of Juban Parc Junior High School when it opened.
In this position, he oversaw many construction projects and managed the start-up of the campus, including staffing all positions and arranging for the transfer of students to the new school. He received the 2015 (LASE) Louisiana School of Executives Educational Leadership Award, the 2017 Livingston Parish Principal of the Year, and the 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year semi-finalist.
Frizell was then promoted to central office, serving as director of transportation for several years before retiring to work as a practice administrator for the Bond-Wroten Eye Clinic, which has offices in Denham Springs, Hammond and Amite.
“I have worked with students, parents and community members for over 20 years to make this school system and our community a better place to live,” Frizell said. “I am fully involved in the school system and now work in the private sector in our local community. My current job has given me the opportunity to support our schools and wider community through business partnerships and health care services. »
“I ask the people of the District 3 School Board to allow me to use my abilities and experience to work with others to make a positive difference in our schools and for our community,” Frizell said. “We need to find ways to improve our facilities and invest more in the future of our children.
Frizell has been married to Amy Feucht Frizell for 23 years. She is a teacher at Northside Elementary School in Denham Springs. They have two daughters: Mallory (19), a 2021 graduate of Denham Springs High School who attends Southeastern Louisiana University, where she is majoring in nursing; and Ava (13), an eighth-grade student at Denham Springs Junior High School who is on the honor roll.
“Having family in the system allows me to fully engage and have the perspective of other points of view, which is necessary when making important decisions that our district will face in the coming years” , did he declare.
The Frizell family attends Immaculate Conception Church in Denham Springs. He sits on the church fairs committee.
Frizell graduated from Denham Springs High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.