Mr. Jerry Paige earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in elementary education from Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He also completed a master’s +30 with Louisiana Tech University.
Mr. Jerry began his teaching career at Oil City Elementary Middle School. He taught third grade and sixth grade and coached the girls basketball team. He was also the 4-H sponsor. Mr. Jerry moved on to Vivian Elementary Middle School, where he was the Instructional Coordinator. Mr. Jerry served in other administrative roles, such as administrative assistant and later assistant principal of administration at Herndon Magnet School. He then became principal of Cherokee Park Elementary School. Mr. Jerry retired as principal of Ingersoll Elementary School.
When Mr. Jerry retired in 2010, he joined both the Caddo Bossier Retired Teachers Association and LRTA. He served in leadership roles with his local unit, including president and second-vice president. In addition, Mr. Jerry served on the legislative committee for District XI. He is a life member of LRTA.
Outside of LRTA, Mr. Jerry volunteers with several community organizations. Mr. Jerry is a board member of the Northwest Louisiana Chapter of the Sickle Cell Diseases Association of America, Inc. He has volunteered with the Sickle Cell Softball Tournament since 1989. He also works with the Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission. His additional volunteer experience includes the Fuller Center for Housing and North Shreveport Lions Club.
Mr. Jerry is a proud alumnus of Alcorn State University and regularly supports the university and its Alumni Association. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and has served in several leadership roles with the organization.
Mr. Jerry is still active in both school and community organizations. He is a trustee, steward, usher and Sunday School teacher at Central Free Methodist Church. In his spare time, Mr. Jerry also enjoys fishing and hunting. He resides in Shreveport with his wife Beverly.