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St. Pius Elementary School Presents New Principal 

Kellie DesOrmeaux

St. Pius Elementary School - Lafayette, La. is pleased to announce that Kellie DesOrmeaux will assume the role of Principal, effective July 1, 2022, upon the retirement of Donna Lemaire, who has served the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Lafayette for the past 46 years, 21 of those as Principal of St. Pius.    


St. Pius is excited to welcome the DesOrmeaux family home!  Mrs. DesOrmeaux, her husband Kenny, and their three children are happy to be coming back to Lafayette where both Mr. and Mrs. DesOrmeaux were raised.   After graduating from high school, she attended and graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  She received a master’s in science education in mathematics from Walden University and a specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.  


Mrs. DesOrmeaux is currently serving as Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  Mrs. Desormeaux brings extensive experience in administration, curriculum and instruction to St. Pius Elementary School having served as Assistant Principal of St. Thomas More School in Decatur, Georgia and, more recently, as Principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Atlanta, Georgia, both Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.  She has also worked in general, gifted and special education classrooms in the Gwinnett and Walton County public schools in primary, intermediate and middle school grade levels all contributing to her depth of knowledge in many aspects of education. 


In speaking about her appointment to lead St. Pius Elementary School, Mrs. DesOrmeaux stated, “I am eager to work alongside the amazing educators at St. Pius Elementary School to ensure all students reach their full potential in their faith, academically, socially, and in service.  I am very enthusiastic about supporting St. PIus Elementary School to embrace and encourage students to become faith filled, responsible and productive learners for life.”