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Nolton Senegal
Executive Director of the Louisiana School Boards Association

Mr. Nolton Joseph Senegal, Sr., Esq., an attorney and educator, was elected executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association in 2007.

Senegal brings to his position broad and deep experience in public education.

He earned a M.Ed. degree in administration and supervision, and a B.S. in business education and social studies from Southern University and A & M College. He served as president during a twelve and a half year stint on the Acadia Parish School Board, and served two terms as president of LSBA.

Dedicated to working with youth, his classroom experience encompasses teaching second and third grades, and social studies, and business at the high school level. Senegal supervised and counseled high school students in the Job Training Program in Acadia Parish. In addition, he served as a board examiner at the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and was, himself, nominated for the Louisiana Teacher of the Year Award. While serving as a school board member he was active in the NSBA Federal Relations program, and chaired the Advocacy Center Board. At the college level, he has served as a notary instructor in the Louisiana Technical Colleges system.

With such a background, Senegal has launched a highly proactive program for LSBA. Emphasis of the change agenda in advancement of legislative initiatives, greater collaboration with other state and local associations, and a dynamic new school board member-training program.

Prior to his election to the helm of LSBA, Senegal was an attorney practicing with the Acadiana Legal Services Corporation. He holds a Jurist Doctor degree from Southern and is Past Chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Committee. He also served as Chairman of one of the Louisiana State Bar Association-Disciplinary Committees for two consecutive terms and is currently serving as a Probation Monitor. Senegal also is very active in religious affairs serving as a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church.

Current Topic


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

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11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?


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How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

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