Name: Desmond Wallace
Election District: 14
Schools: Fairview Elementary, Kennedy Elementary
Years on the Board: 2
Biographical Information: In his own words:
I am a Lake Charles native, this is my first term representing the people of District 14 and this Parish. I serve on the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee as well as the Administration and Personnel Committee.
I’ve attended Cherry Street Elementary School, F.K. White Middle School, Lagrange High School, and I graduated from Washington Marion Magnet High School Class of 1999. I have three children (Darrius, Deseree’,and Danyele); with my wife Melonie, an employee of this district.
For 20 years I’ve worked in Public Safety and Law Enforcement, in which the majority of those years were spent with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in varying capacities from School Resource Officer, Junior Deputy Coordinator, and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Instructor. I recently embarked upon a new career in higher education at McNeese State University and I currently serve as Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sulphur, La.
I hold multiple degrees: an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social and Criminal Justice, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Organizational Management with a specialization in Public Administration. As well as many other Ministry Degrees and credentials.
My spare time is best spent enjoying family, the outdoors, and sports. Music is another important part of my lifestyle and singing is another aspect of expression that I particularly enjoy.