School: Winnsboro Elementary School
School District: Franklin Parish School Board
City, State: Winnsboro, Louisiana
About the Nominee: Ronald Lofton Sr. was nominated by his spouse, Christi Lofton. Mr. Lofton is a dedicated educator and principal of a school that is filled with at-risk minority students. When he took the reigns in 2009 as principal, Winnsboro Elementary was facing many challenges. The school is now a "B" rated school according to Louisiana's state accountability system.
Mr. Lofton has achieved this through his strong leadership abilities. He leads by example. He insists that teachers and staff not only provide top quality instruction to the students, but that they also care about the students. His students struggle financially and in their personal lives, so they need a welcoming, caring school to provide them with stability.
To say that Mr. Lofton has touched the lives of students would be an understatement. He has changed the lives of students by making sure they are provided an outstanding opportunity to learn. His commitment and caring nature will motivate these students to stay in school and change their lives.