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Superintendent Search

About the Search

The Ascension Parish School Board invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Ascension Public Schools. The individual selected as Superintendent may assume the position as early as July 2023.

Ascension Public Schools is one of Louisiana’s top performing school districts, achieving an “A” rating for the past 10 consecutive years. A diverse school district, Ascension educates over 24,000 students at 31 schools and employs over 3,500 teachers and staff.

The Board is seeking a superintendent who has demonstrated success in improving achievement of students through strong instructional leadership. Candidates must possess the ability to manage senior level organizational processes. Candidates will be expected to have high level executive experience with demonstrated performance of exceptional quality. At minimum, potential candidates shall possess a master’s degree with a Type A Teaching Certificate or Educational Leader Certificate Level 3 (EDL 3), 10 years administrative or supervisory experience, three of which are within the last five years in accordance with Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements.

The deadline for submitting applications shall by noon on March 20, 2023. Applications shall be submitted through the applicant portal,

Questions should be directed to:

Dr. Jeremy Muse, Director of Human Resources

Ascension Public Schools

1100 Webster Street Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346

Phone: 225-391-7104

Fax: 225-473-7820


Ascension Public Schools is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Louisiana is a Public Records Law State.

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The Ascension Parish School Board approved a compensation package including a minimum base salary of $190,000.


Superintendent Search Process  

The Ascension Parish School Board shall advertise for the position of Superintendent for a minimum of thirty days.

All publication requirements shall be completed at least 30 days prior to action by the Board to fill the position of Superintendent.

Potential candidates shall apply directly to the Ascension Parish School Board through the applicant portal,

An informational webpage about the search will be created on that will include, at minimum, the advertisement, a link to the applicant portal, and the ability for members of the public to provide input about the search.

Applications will be processed by the Ascension Public Schools Human Resources Department, including verification of certifications.

After the application deadline, the Ascension Parish School Board will meet to review applications and nominate candidates to invite for interviews.*

Selected candidates will interview with the Ascension Parish School Board, which may be conducted partially in Executive Session. The Ascension Parish School Board selects the next Superintendent at a Board Meeting.* 

*The Board reserves the right at any time to stop the process and appoint a Superintendent.

Superintendent Search Timeline

January 31, 2023: Executive Committee Meeting

  • Discuss Timeline, Advertisements, and Surveys

February 7, 2023: Ascension Parish School Board Meeting

  • Approve the plan for advertising and selecting a superintendent

February 8, 2023: Open Survey for Community Input

February 16, 2023: Advertise for Superintendent

February 23, 2023: Advertise for Superintendent; Close Survey

March 20, 2023: Application Deadline

March 23, 2023: Board Receives List of Qualified Applications

March 28, 2023*: Board Committee Reviews Applications and Survey Results

March 28, 2023*: Board Nominates Candidates to invite for Interviews During Regular Board Meeting; Board Discusses and Approves Interview Dates and Times

Week of April 3, 2023*: Board Interviews Candidates and Selects Superintendent in Special Meeting

April 18, 2023*: Board Considers and Approves Contract for New Superintendent

*The Board reserves the right at any time to stop the process and appoint a Superintendent.


The Ascension Parish School Board welcomes feedback from all constituents about the superintendent search. Please use the link below to complete a brief survey or send feedback via email to

Survey Results 

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