Derrick Nantz's Articles

Gabe Sonnier: Janitor, Principal, Inspiration

June 7, 2014

For twenty-seven years Joseph “Gabe” Sonnier of Louisiana worked as a janitor for Port Barre Elementary. Although Sonnier never treated the position as beneath him, he worked hard to reach new levels of success, first as a teacher, then—as of November—as the principal of Port Barre.