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Principal’s Corner


My name is Susan Day, and I have been a member of the Trafton family since 1985. I am very excited about this school year and am honored to be given the opportunity to be a part of continuing the Trafton tradition of excellence.

I followed my oldest daughter to Trafton in 1985 when she entered kindergarten.  I enjoyed being a room mother and volunteer, and later used my degree to become a member of the Trafton faculty and staff. I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in History.  I achieved lifetime certification after earning certification in Social Studies Education as well as Science.  Before becoming principal, I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grades Social Studies and Science.

I am married to Ora Coe Day, III (Cokey).  We have three children and six grandchildren. My oldest daughter, Courtney (Trafton Class of 1994), earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School. My son, Ryan (Trafton Class of 1997), earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Genomics and a Doctor of Medicine (medical degree) from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.  Ryan is presently completing his residency in Internal Medicine to be followed by a fellowship in Oncology and Hematology. My youngest daughter, Lindsay (Trafton Class of 2000), earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University of Allied Health Sciences in New Orleans.  She now works for the Baton Rouge Neuromedical Center. My grandchildren, Ty, Allie, Beau, Tate, and Cole either presently attend or will soon attend Trafton. My granddaughter, Payten, is a graduate of Trafton's Class of 2022.

My children thrived as students at Trafton and have many great memories of their days spent on our beautiful campus.  I work on a daily basis towards providing similar positive experiences for all of our Trafton students.  Together we make good things happen, and we certainly are blessed with a unique school with great teachers, parents, students, and staff!

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