UPDATED: Funeral services have been set for Mary Washington. According to LAE, the funeral is set for Saturday, April 14. The viewing will start at 7 AM and the funeral will begin at 10 AM at St. Theresa Church in Crowley.

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One of the most accomplished teachers to come out of the Lafayette Parish School System has died.

Mary Washington, a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, had quite a distinguished career - President and Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Association of Educators from 1994 to 2000, BESE member, and Math Lead Teacher with the Lafayette Parish School System.

According to LPB's website, Washington (who was a panelist on their monthly public affairs program "Louisiana Public Square"), "she was (also) an influential member of the task force that developed Louisiana’s school accountability program."

Currently, Washington was the chairperson of the Parish Council, coordinator of the Bible study group at St. Theresa Church-Crowley, and a member of the Legion of Mary.