Dr Joan Wilson, the popular and charismatic superintendent who guided the Sp school district from the 70s into the 80s passed` away recently. A longtime South Pas resident,she was involved in numerous local organizations, including the chamber of commerce of which was a vice president. After leaving the SP district she became a well known professor at CSLA starting several innovative programs. She also went on to guide other school districts as their leader. She suffered a fall that led to her demise at 83.