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Riverdale High's Danielle Yunusah Named JP Schools Principal of the Year

Jefferson Parish Schools named Riverdale High's Danielle Yunusah one of its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year.

“These three educators are making gains with the teachers and students on their campus,” said JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley.” Having served as a principal myself, I know the responsibilities they hold and the opportunities they have to make lives better for children. I’m proud to have these three instructional leaders represent Jefferson Parish Schools.”

In partnership with the Louisiana Association of Principals, the Louisiana Department of Education annually honors the state’s most exceptional educators through the Principal of the Year program. The Louisiana Principal of the Year awards program provides an opportunity to acknowledge those educators who are making exceptional gains with students.

Riverdale High Principal Danielle Yunusah is the JP Schools High School Principal of the Year. Yunusah has been the principal at RHS for five years. Riverdale High is an A-rated school by the Louisiana Department of Education. Under Yunusah’s leadership, Riverdale has seen increases in the school’s graduation rate, ACT index, college enrollment, and in the number of students earning an industry-based credential prior to graduation.

“Riverdale High School epitomizes equity in everything we do.” said Yunusah. “We are an open enrollment high school, whose mission is to empower all students to achieve excellence. In doing so, we teach students to push themselves beyond what they think they are capable of accomplishing.”