Evangeline Parish School Board Superintendent Darwan Lazard hands Mamou High Principal Liz Chatelain a bouquet of flowers in her office on Monday morning. The flowers were for Chatelain being named a semifinalist for the Louisiana State Principal of the Year Award. Chatelain is in her fifth year as principal at Mamou High. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)
MAMOU -- A week-long consulting trip to Arizona would forever change Liz Chatelain’s career path.