John L. Ory Communication Arts Magnet School

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Principal's Message

Mrs. Jones

Greetings Ory Family,


I hope you had a wonderful summer to relax, recharge, and refuel for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year. My name is Vachella Jones, and I am honored to be a part of an amazing learning community serving as your new principal and instructional leader. I received my Bachelor of Arts and Master’s of Education degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, formerly known as USL and earned certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist, National Board Certified Teacher. I am the proud mother of 3 daughters, Jarrell, Briell, and Ariel, and I am married to an awesome man who is a 22 year veteran educator, Andre.


As we embark upon this school year, I bring my passion and a vision to become an “A school of Excellence” through Academics, Acceleration, Accountability, Achievements, and Action! I am extremely excited to meet each of you and build strong positive relationships with all stakeholders to foster a sense of community, belonging, and partnerships. Through strong partnerships and our collaborative efforts, we will maintain our tradition of excellence and discuss innovative ideas to create the best outcomes for our scholars.


Although we continue to face challenges with COVID 19, I have no doubt we will make this an exciting, memorable, and impactful school year for our scholars. Positive energy and our commitment to be A.L.I.V.E is valued and will make a difference to yield excellence in our scholars’ education each day. As the instructional leader, I am committed to uphold our school’s vision to ensure that We are Ory! We are A.L.I.V.E!


As an A-chiever, I commit to setting rigorous, attainable goals to improve student achievement.


As a L-eader, I commit to support our teachers and students.


As an I-ndividual, I commit to synergize and work collaboratively with all stakeholders.


As a V-isionary, I commit to be open-minded to new ideas.


As an E-xcellent scholar, I commit to being the lead learner.


Thank you again for welcoming me to the ORY Family and entrusting me to be your principal and instructional leader. I am confident that our scholars will show exemplary growth as we work together to become an “A school of Excellence” through Academics, Acceleration, Accountability, Achievements, and Action!
               Educationally yours,

                                 Vachella Jones




Mr. Lambert

     Mr. Corey Lambert Sr. Has a Masters plus 30 in Education Supervision and Leadership from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, A bachelors degree in Education from Nicholls State University and graduate of The NISL- National Institute of School Leaders. Mr. Lambert is currently the Assistant Principal at John L. Ory Communication and Arts Magnet School in St. John the Baptist Parish. Mr. Lambert Is a great husband, father, christian and life - Long Learner. He has dedicated 24 years to Education. In those years, Mr. Lambert has served 10 years as an Assistant Principal, 1 year as an Interim Principal, 2 years as a Dean of Students and 11 years as a Health and Physical Education Teacher.