Former Superintendent
St. Tammany Parish Public School System
(June 20, 1946 – January 24, 2003)

Former St. Tammany Parish Public School System Superintendent Leonard Paul (Lenny) Monteleone, for whom L. P. Monteleone Junior High School is named, rose through the ranks of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System, first as a teacher and coach, then a school principal, and next a Supervisor of Administration in the School Board Central Office. He was appointed Superintendent in July, 1995.

A native of Hammond, Louisiana, Mr. Monteleone became a St. Tammany Parish resident when he began his career in education in 1968 as a teacher and coach at Lee Road Junior High and Carolyn Park Middle Schools. He was principal at Lee Road Junior High School from 1975 until 1985. Over the years, he found much pleasure and satisfaction in officiating student sporting events and participating in livestock education and care programs for young people.

Mr. Monteleone is remembered for his ability to manage the challenges of a rapidly growing school system and the mandates of excellence in student achievement, while also maintaining a strong financial condition. Under his leadership, the School System achieved at the highest levels of student, school, and district performance in the State of Louisiana. Also, massive school construction and renovation programs were implemented across the parish during his tenure.

Following Mr. Monteleone’s death on January 24, 2003, he was recognized for his 35 years of service and leadership as an educator by numerous groups including the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; Southeastern Louisiana University; local governmental, business, and civic bodies; and the St. Tammany Parish School Board. Mr. Monteleone is widely remembered for the positive examples he set for dedication to duty, hard work, and personal integrity.


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