Ralph D. Thibodeaux presently serves as the high school redesign coordinator at the Louisiana Department of Education.
Previously, he was principal of Abbeville High School located in Abbeville, LA. Under his appointment as principal, Abbeville High School has received numerous honors and accolades from the Louisiana State Department of Education and similar associations, including: Exemplary School and a Lighthouse School for High School ReDesign in Louisiana. The school was also named as one of Louisiana’s HighTech high schools. During Thibodeaux’s tenure as principal, numerous schools visited Abbeville High School to witness the cutting edge ideas and programs in place at the school.