Eskridge new East Iberville principal

Dr. Michael East Iberville School Principal

The Iberville Parish School Board has named Michael Eskridge of Zachary, a doctor of education with experience educating at-risk youth, as the new principal of East Iberville Elementary and High School.

His appointment is effective Tuesday.

Dr. Eskridge comes to the school system from the Advance Baton Rouge Central Office, where he served as director of special projects. Before that, he served for five months as principal of Glen Oaks Middle School in East Baton Rouge parish, as well as principal of two charter schools and assistant principal of James K. Polk Elementary School in Alexandria.

He is a member of the board of Louisiana Learns Inc., and owner and executive director since 1991 of Cooperative Educational Services, a company that provides educational services to developmentally disabled children and adults.

Eskridge was graduated cum laude with a B.A. In sociology from Seattle University, where he went on to earn his masters and doctor of education degrees and his elementary principal certification.

He began his career in Seattle as a teacher, and also worked as director of education at an in-patient treatment facility for adolescents.

Eskridge came to Louisiana in 2001 to teach in Alexandria City Public Schools.

“My professional life is built on love for kids, particularly those at-risk, and the desire to help them acquire the academic and social skills they need to succeed in a diverse community,” Eskridge summarized his background on his resume.