Livingston Parish School leaders recently paid tribute to longtime employee Rhonda Gremillion, who announced her retirement after more than three decades of service to the school system in a variety of roles, including working directly under four superintendents.
Gremillion, who has served as executive secretary for the past 12 years, said she is retiring this month. She was honored at a special reception on December 9 and again at the school board meeting later that evening.
“Ms. Rhonda (Gremillion) has been a great asset to this district, and she will be sorely missed,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said.
Gremillion served as executive secretary under four superintendents: Murphy and former superintendents Rick Wentzel, John Watson, and Bill Spear. Prior to this role, she worked in the District’s Accounts Payable and Human Resources departments. Prior to this, she worked as a paraprofessional at two district schools.
After a reception, Murphy singled out Gremillion at the Livingston Parish School Board meeting Dec. 9, thanking her for 32 years of service to the Livingston Parish Public Schools and for her help during her three years. as superintendent.
She then received a standing ovation from those present.
“I will always be grateful to Mrs. Rhonda Gremillion,” Murphy said, “and this parish and this system should always be grateful for Mrs. Rhonda’s effort, dedication, courage and determination.”
Tina McLin, who previously worked in the district’s human resources department, has been named to succeed Gremillion when he retires, Murphy said.