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Darron Underwood


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About Me

Educational History:

I graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1999.  I received my Bachelors of Administration in Marketing in the Spring of 2003 from ULM.  I also graduated from ULM with a Masters of Arts in Teaching(2009) and a Masters in Education Leadership(2011).


Professional Development:

Member of the OPSB Pupil Progression Committee (2020 – present)

Member of the OPSB Teacher Recruitment and Retention ESSER committee (2020-2021)

State of Louisiana DRC LEAP Algebra I Item Alignment Session (2019)

Ouachita Parish High School Math Design Collaborative Algebra 1 Representative (2016 - 2019)

ULM Classroom Supervisor for Student Teachers at Ouachita Parish High School (2014 - 2016)

Algebra I District Benchmark Test Co-Creator (Summer 2014 - 2016)

Algebra I District Scope & Sequence Co-Creator (Summer 2014 - 2016)

Ouachita Parish High School Math Teacher Leader (2013 – 2014)

Master Engineering Teacher for Project Lead the Way (2009 – 2012)

Current Position:

Rayville High; Math Teacher (2008 – 2012)

Ouachita Parish High School; Math Teacher (2012-2019)

East Ouachita Middle School; Administrative Assistant (2019-2020)

Ouachita Parish High School; Assistant Principal (2020-2023)

Ouachita Junior High School; Principal (2023-present)

Family Information:

I’m married to a wonderful wife, Janitra Underwood.  We’ve been married since June 2009.  Together we have two brilliant children, Kaidyn Underwood and Richard Douglas Smith IV, and a Shih Tzu, Oz.

As a father, I’m proud of all of their accomplishments.  Together we travel, play board games, and visit restaurants all over the country.

Personal Information:

When I’m not working, I like to spend my time with my family.  I’m very passionate about education so a lot of my time is spent researching and learning new trends in education.  When I’m looking to destress, I like to play an occasional game on my cell phone.

I’m a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.  I’m usually spending time volunteering within the community.


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