Allyson LaBorde Named Distinguished Graduate

Allyson LaBorde, a 1999 St. Michael graduate, found her calling in the world of Catholic Education. She embodies the mission of St. Michael High School through her commitment to the formation of young students as disciples of Christ.

Allyson began her teaching career 13 years ago in the Baton Rouge Area. She spent her first years in the Catholic school system before returning to Louisiana State University to acquire her master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Today she is the Upper School Assistant Principal at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School.

Allyson recognizes that her experiences growing up in Catholic schools influences her direction in life, and her role as an educator. “I feel like with each passing year of teaching, I learned more from my students than they learned from me. As an educator you learn that the most important thing you give your students is not necessarily the academics, but it’s teaching them compassion, kindness, and love.” She also believes in teaching each student to live out God’s will in everything they do through respect and joy.

When Allyson is not at school, she spends her time volunteering or with family and friends. She not only exemplifies an outstanding alumni from SMHS, but of the Catholic school community. She serves as an active member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge and is a part of the Chi Omega Advisory Board.