Trey Folse

Mr. Folse is a native of St. Tammany Parish and a proud graduate of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System. He began his career as a Computer Literacy Teacher at Salmen High School and rose through the ranks of the School System serving in many different administrative positions. Mr. Folse was appointed Superintendent of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System in May of 2010 and currently leads the highest ranked large School System in Louisiana with 55 schools, 39,000 students and more than 5,000 employees.

As Assistant Superintendent, I work side by side with him every day in support of our students, employees and stakeholders, and see firsthand the results his efforts have made in our community. Mr. Folse currently serves on the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany Advisory Board and the St. Tammany East Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board. He has previously served on the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. During his time as Superintendent, Mr. Folse has received the Crimestoppers’ Excellence in School Safety and Prevention Award, the Community Service Award from the Covington Branch of the NAACP, the St. Tammany Federation of Teachers and School Employees “Man with a Mission” Award, the 2008 Bureau of Governmental Research “Excellence in Government” Keller Award for Innovation and the 2012 St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association Award. Superintendent Folse also received recognition as the 2013 Men Who Cook Top Chef Award to benefit Hope House and for his efforts to organize the yearly “Black and Gold” Days within the School System and across the parish to benefit the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany.

Mr. Folse often brings state and national attention to St. Tammany Parish through his work in the academic community. He is currently serving as the President of the National Federation of Urban and Suburban School Districts, also known as NFUSSD. In 2017, he was selected as the Superintendent of the Year for the State of Louisiana. He was previously on the NFUSSD Board of Directors, the Governor’s Committee on K-12 Education Transition Advisory Team, and the recent Region II Chairman of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.

As a 2001 graduate of the Leadership St. Tammany, Mr. Folse has used the lessons learned through the program to truly serve his community on every level. As a Superintendent, he is a strong and devoted advocate for the children of St. Tammany Parish, working daily to ensure our schools are preparing every child for a successful future. As a community member, Mr. Folse’s leadership and generous involvement has had an integral role in the continued success of our community as he has continued to dedicate his life to the people of St. Tammany Parish.