We are committed to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment in which your children can learn. Our goal is to promote unity and respect for one another, and, sometimes, laughter is truly the best medicine.


It has been a long and eventful year for our 22,000 students and nearly 3,000 employees. The commitment to our students' academic excellence remains stronger than ever, and on this last day of school for students, let us celebrate the many successes of Ascension Public Schools.


It is an honor for me to serve as your superintendent while the Ascension Parish School Board searches for our next leader. For 35 years I have worked alongside amazing teachers and staff who are committed to our parish and its students. Never has their dedication been more evident than during the recent severe weather and flood waters.


This will be my last message to you as your superintendent. I have accepted a position as President of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and Monday will be my final day after 39 wonderful years.


There are several important things taking place this Spring that I would like to bring to your attention: a $100 million capital improvement plan nearing completion, Internet and cyber bullying awareness programs, and an important parent/guardian feedback survey.


Today, the Louisiana Department of Education officially informed us that Ascension Public Schools achieved an "A" grade for the fourth consecutive year! Our district performance score of 107.4 ranks us as No. 4 among public school districts in the state.


There are several important things taking place in November that I want to bring to your attention.


This week, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) will release school and district results of the new PARCC tests taken by students in grades three through eight last year. Learn what you can expect.


The new school year is well underway, and, once again, we have sustained significant growth with 551 new students enrolled in Ascension Public Schools.