Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scholarship Series Part 9: The woman behind the scholarship Lessie Moore

Lessie Moore was educated at Tulane (BA) and the University of Arkansas (Masters). Lessie was the first woman to be named principal of a school in Rapides Parish. She retired after 47 years and then taught at Mid-City High in New Orleans.  Those who knew Lessie loved her and were always inspired in her presence. Lessie's leadership made a significant difference in DKG. Ms. Moore passed away in 1970. At the 1971 Epsilon State Convention a state scholarship was established in her honor, and Rapides Parish Parish School Board renamed Pineville elementary as Lessie Moore Elementary.

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