"There is so much I could say about the talents, competencies, and professional accomplishments of Mia Edwards. She has led countless successful initiatives at each juncture of her career. I admire her genuine passion and courage to embrace the mission, calling, and purpose of our work in education. She successfully supported ongoing effective practices, created change where it was needed, and could stay the course even in difficult times while leading others to stay the course, as well. She is a great example of leadership in so many ways. But most of all, she is just a good person that genuinely cares about others. She will be missed but also warmly remembered for all that she has done to make Ascension Public Schools a great place for kids and a great place to work," said Superintendent David Alexander.
Lowery Middle School Principal Michael Hilton, III, is a Finalist for Louisiana Middle School Principal of the Year. The Louisiana Department of Education announced teacher and principal of the year finalists this morning at the Teacher Leader Summit. This is the eighth time in nine years that Ascension Public Schools has a principal in the running for the state's top honor.
Tuition-free publicly funded seats in privately owned early learning centers are now available for children ages birth to three in Ascension Parish. This is made possible through a $1.8 million grant by the Louisiana Department of Education.
East Ascension High School teacher Jordyn Vicknair is a finalist for Louisiana High School New Teacher of the Year. This new recognition program, which is open to first-year teachers only, is highly-competitive and run by the Louisiana Department of Education in partnership with Dream Teachers.
Ascension Public Schools announces the Support Personnel of the Year for 2021-22. These top employees were selected by their respective school peers.
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of three school leaders: Allison Brignac as the Principal of Lake Elementary School, Dineska McZeal as the Assistant Principal of East Ascension High School, and Timmy Chiquet as the Assistant Principal of Donaldsonville High School.
Today is the last day of school for our students for the 2021-22 school year. We are so grateful and proud of the work our students accomplished. They once again endured many challenges and obstacles to stay focused and engaged, and that is a testament to their resilience and the family support that surrounded them. We believe that the 2021-22 school year was a successful and productive one, and we are confident that our students gave it their all as they laid the foundation for a future of their choice in the years to come.