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Meet the Principals

Effectively leading a student body and a full staff of teachers is no small feat - which is why we have hand-picked four outstanding principals for our campuses with strong backgrounds in educational leadership and an unwavering faith in Christ to guide Westminster into the future. Our mission is to assist parents in educating their children by imparting God's truth to transform society in present and future generations. To accomplish this with every student, every day, our principals are involved in campus activities and are dedicated to advancing our school, teachers and students academically, professionally and spiritually. 

Lafayette Upper School Principal - Mr. Brett Darby

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Mr. Brett Darby an Abbeville native began his teaching career at North Vermilion High School where he served as the Band Director for five years. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1993 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) and completed his Master of Education in Administration and Supervision in December 2001 at ULL.
During his time in education, he’s served as the principal for Harvest Time Christian School for eight years where he was honored as the Executive Director of the Association of Christian Educators of Louisiana for five years. He’ll be joining us from Abbeville High School where he’s served as principal since 2018. He’s been married to his wife Tobie for 31 years, and they have three kids: Christian married to Callyn, Seth married to Shelby, and Abby.

Opelousas Upper School Principal - Mrs. Lisa Rivers

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Mrs. Rivers has been part of the WCA team for almost 30 years. She began her teaching career at Westminster in 1993 after focusing her collegiate studies on nursing and architecture. She earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree in 1992 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) and completed her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in December 2003 at ULL.
During her time at WCA, she has served in many positions across multiple grade levels from 5th to 12th grade. Her previous positions include teaching Bible, math, and most recently upper elementary science. She also served as the assistant principal of the upper school for 10 years (2006-2007 to 2016-2017 school year). She’s been married to her husband Todd for 37 years and their two children graduated from WCA. Her daughter Mayghan Laborde currently serves as the assistant to the lower school. Mrs. Rivers has eight grandchildren, five of whom attend WCA: Alexa (9th), Samantha (8th), Kain (6th), Carlee (3rd), and Peyton (2nd).

Opelousas Elementary Principal - Mrs. Rachel Chautin

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Mrs. Chautin has been part of the WCA team for almost 15 years. She’s been in education since 2001 and joined the WCA team in 2008 teaching middle school math. She took a brief break from teaching to stay at home with her youngest child from 2013 to 2017 before returning to Westminster as the upper elementary math teacher. In 2001, Mrs. Chautin earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). She is certified in K-8 and mathematics 9th-12th. In 2005, she completed her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from ULL.
She’s been married to her husband, Brady,
for 21 years and they have three children who attend WCA: Daniel (11th), Camille (7th), and William (3rd).