Dr. Lonnie E. Dunn graduated with honors from LaSalle High School in Olla, LA in 1957, where he was voted “most popular” by his senior class. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Math Education from Louisiana Tech University.
Lonnie began his teaching career in Shreveport, teaching mathematics and science at Woodlawn Senior High School. While teaching full time, Lonnie was also enrolled in night courses. He attended Louisiana Tech University, where he earned his Master of Education Degree.
Lonnie capped off his educational career by earning his Doctor of Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. During his career, Lonnie served as assistant principal and principal at several different schools in Caddo Parish. In addition to teaching, Lonnie is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, an international association for professional educators. Lonnie received the Phi Delta Kappa International Service Key, the highest recognized award. He also served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern and Louisiana College.
Lonnie was also the recipient of the Earl A. McKenzie Leadership in Education Award, Caddo Parish Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the year awards, and Caddo Parish and Louisiana PTA Lifetime Membership Awards.
Today, Lonnie is an active member of Rose Park Baptist Church. When his schedule permits, he enjoys taking mission trips. Previous mission trips have taken him to Canada, Kansas, Kentucky, and disaster relief and church construction throughout Louisiana.
After spending 53 years in the education profession, Lonnie retired in May of 2015. He is the immediate past president of LRTA, and is still an active member of the LRTA Executive Board and Executive Committee.
Lonnie shares his love of education with his wife, Marsha Dunn, who is also a retired educator. They live on ten beautiful acres in the country outside of Shreveport. Collectively, Lonnie and Marsha have four children, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their family, and going camping. When time permits, Lonnie enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching athletic events.