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Join Our Team! Ascension Public Schools Job Fair is Nov. 10, 2022, 5-7 p.m. at Bluff Middle School.


Ascension Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in Louisiana, and the largest to consistently maintain an “A” rating in the Louisiana Department of Education’s accountability system. The district is the largest employer in the parish with approximately 3,000 employees, including 1,800 teachers. It enrolls 23,400 students in 31 schools and 3 programs. 


  • Ascension Parish starting pay is $48,783
  • Performance pay ranges from $300 to $1,100
  • Supplemental pay ($10,000, $2,500, $1,250) for qualified educators at Donaldsonville schools (scroll down for details)
  • A multi-tiered teacher support structure includes teacher coaches, mentor teachers, and master teachers
  • Cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities enhance the teaching environment 


We surveyed all of our current teachers and this is what they said:

  • 94% feel supported in their role
  • 98% would recommend Ascension Public Schools to other teachers



"It’s a family. I heard it over and over again in interviews and just being around people who work for Ascension schools, and I didn’t fully believe it. However, it is true!! No one is out to “get you” or “out-do” you. We are a TEAM and together we make things happen for the best of our kids! Being a part of this team I can feel it. I have witnessed it time and time again in just two short months! Ascension is such a great place to be and I’m so glad I finally made the decision to take that leap to be a part of this school system! " 

"Ascension Parish values their teachers and provides them with all the necessary materials in order to meet the expectations in instructing and progressing students. We are not asked to do one thing we are not trained and equipped to do."

"Teachers are supported from the top down. The district cares about instruction and continually strives to innovate and grow." 

"Ascension INVESTS in its employees. I have grown leaps and bounds and my principals and supervisors have invested in my development. We grow teachers to grow students."

"The people are incredible and the opportunity for professional growth is like no where else." 




Ascension Public Schools is hosting job fair for teachers from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Bluff Middle School.  Click here to register for our Fall Job Fair.

Register for the Job Fair

Visit to apply at any time! Be sure to attach required documents (Praxis scores, certificate, acceptance letter into alternative certification program, and transcripts) when applying. 

"We invite you to become a teammate! Come work in an organization where service, teamwork, leadership and learning are our Core Values.  Ascension Public Schools is a great place to go to school and a great place to work! #Excellence #AscendingTogether"

- David Alexander, Superintendent



West Side Supplemental Pay One Year Only

Designated staff at Donaldsonville Primary, Lowery Elementary, Lowery Middle, and Donaldsonville High School are eligible to receive a one year only supplemental pay for the 2022-2023 academic year. This supplemental pay will be distributed to qualified employees incrementally during the 2022-23 school year.

West Side Supplemental Pay One Year Only

Employee Classification  Potential Number   Supplemental Pay
Core Teacher 95 $10,000
Elective Teacher 39 $2,500
Paraprofessional  32 $1,250
TOTAL 166  


To qualify for this supplement, teachers must hold a current certification in the course they teach and have received either the rating of Effective Proficient or Highly Effective on their most recent evaluation.

CORE TEACHERS (ELA, Science, Social Studies, Math, and SpEd) will receive $2500 prior to the beginning of each nine weeks period.

ELECTIVE TEACHERS (ex: Speech, Band, Art, PE, Health, Ag I & Ag II, African American Studies, CTE (IBCA/Quest/Food Science/First Responder/Customer Service/Entrepreneurship/JAG/ProStart/Patient Care Tech))* will receive $650 prior to the beginning of each nine weeks period.

PARAPROFESSIONALS must have either passed the ParaPro Assessment, hold 48 hours of college credit, or hold an associate’s degree, and have received either the rating of Effective Proficient or Highly Effective on their most recent evaluation. Qualifying paraprofessionals will receive $312.50 prior to the beginning of each nine weeks period.

*Please note, these are example subject areas.