Dr. Shayla Guidry Hilaire
Chief of Exceptional Children’s Services
Dr. Shayla Guidry Hilaire is the Chief of Exceptional Children’s Services for NOLA Public Schools, and oversees programs that provide a range of supports for individuals with disabilities and their families and advises on statewide policy. Before joining NOLA Public Schools, Dr. Hilaire served as Chief of Innovation in St. Helena Parish, and a high school teacher. Dr. Hilaire obtained a BS in Secondary Education and a MS in Special Education from McNeese State University. She also received a specialist degree in Educational Technology and Leadership from Northwestern State University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.