Jerry Paige, an educator for 34 years, received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi. He also completed a Masters plus 30 at Louisiana Tech University in Administration and Supervision.
Mr. Paige began his teaching career at Oil City Elementary Middle School where he taught third and sixth grades. In addition, he served as the 4-H sponsor and coached girls’ basketball. After nine years in the classroom, he was promoted to the position of Instructional Coordinator at Vivian Elementary Middle School before becoming an Administrative Assistant and Assistant Principal at Herndon Magnet School. In 1991, he was promoted to the position of principal at Cherokee Park Elementary. In 2001, he was appointed principal of Ingersoll Elementary and retired from Newton Smith Middle School in 2010.
Immediately upon retirement, Mr. Paige affiliated with Louisiana Retired Teachers Association and the Caddo Retired Teachers Association where he served as second vice-president and president. Also, he served on the legislative committee for District XI and is a proud recipient of the Horace Greely Robinson Memorial LRTA Life Membership Award.
Mr. Paige volunteers with numerous community and civic organizations. To name a few, Northwest Louisiana Chapter of Sickle Cell Disease Association board member, Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission, Fuller Center for Housing and the North Shreveport Lions Club.
He is an active life member of Alcorn State University National Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Mr. Paige is member of Central Free Methodist where he serves as a trustee, steward, usher and Sunday school teacher. He enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time. He resides in Shreveport with his wife Beverly.