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Ascension Parish School Board Honors 2016-17 Teachers and Principals of the Year


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 22, 2017
CONTACT: Jackie Tisdell, 225-210-7567
or Jackie.Tisdell@apsb.org

Ascension Parish School Board Honors 2016-17 Teachers and Principals of the Year

2016-17 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
From left: East Ascension High's Jamie Andrews, Dutchtown Middle's Kathryn Edmonds and G.W. Carver Primary's Jami Fontenot

Gonzales, La. The 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting.  Awards were given to one teacher from each school plus one teacher and one principal in each division: primary school, middle school, and high school. The district winners will go on to compete for the 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.

"We are blessed with student talent and dedicated teachers and principals in Ascension Parish who give our children opportunities to learn every day in the classroom. Our district is also surrounded by a wonderful community who believes in education, expects schools to be excellent, and provides the resources and support we need to make that happen," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.

PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR:

  • Latatia Johnson, G.W. Carver Primary School
  • Doug Walker, Dutchtown Middle School
  • Mia Edwards, St. Amant High School

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR:

  • Erica Ikerd, APPLe Digital Academy
  • O'Neil Robinson, Donaldsonville High School
  • Emily Smith, Dutchtown High School
  • Monica Speligene, Early College Option
  • Jamie Andrews, East Ascension High School (HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR)
  • Dennis Beaver, St. Amant High School

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR:

  • Penny Hood, Central Middle
  • Kathryn Edmonds, Dutchtown Middle (MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR)
  • Timothy McCarty, Galvez Middle
  • Courtney Dumas, Gonzales Middle
  • Michalyn Ourso, Lake Elementary
  • Alicia Lovelady, Lowery Middle
  • Rebecca Kelley, Prairieville Middle
  • Kristin Dupuy, St. Amant Middle

PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR:

  • Amy Nevills, Ascension Head Start
  • Jami Fontenot, G.W. Carver Primary (PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR)
  • Kim Gordon, Central Primary
  • Vanessa Fennell, Donaldsonville Primary
  • Chantelle Roussel, Duplessis Primary
  • Melissa Deck, Dutchtown Primary
  • Kelly Angrisano, Galvez Primary
  • Tami Stewart, Gonzales Primary
  • Melissa Cole, Lake Elementary
  • Jennifer Guttery, Lakeside Primary
  • Ashley Cooper, Lowery Elementary
  • Joely Petite, Oak Grove Primary
  • Charleen Long, Pecan Grove Primary
  • Mae Stevens, Prairieville Primary
  • Amanda Martine, Sorrento Primary
  • Catherine Ragusa, Spanish Lake Primary
  • Lisa Babin, St. Amant Primary
Scroll down for group photos of the Teachers and Principals of the Year.  For individual photos, visit www.apsb.org or click here.

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2015-17 PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR

From left: Superintendent David Alexander, St. Amant High's Mia Edwards, G.W. Carver Primary's Latatia Johnson and Dutchtown Middle's Doug Walker
2016-17 PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

From left: St Amant Primary's Lisa Babin, Spanish Lake Primary's Catherine Ragusa, Sorrento Primary's Amanda Martine, Prairieville Primary's Mae Stevens, Pecan Grove Primary's Charleen Long, Oak Grove Primary's Joely Petite, Lowery Elementary's Ashley Cooper, Lakeside Primary's Jennifer Guttery, Lake Elementary's Melissa Cole, Gonzales Primary's Tami Stewart, Galvez Primary's Kelly Angrisano, Dutchtown Primary's Melissa Deck, Duplessis Primary's Chantelle Roussel, Donaldsonville Primary's Vanessa Fennell, Central Primar's Kim Gordon, G.W. Carver Primary's Jami Fontenot, and Ascension Head Start's Amy Nevills. 
2016-17 MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

From left: Lake Elementary's Michalyn Ourso, St. Amant Middle's Kristin Dupuy, Prairieville Middle's Rebecca Kelley, Galvez Middle's Timothy McCarty, Lowery Middle's Alicia Lovelady, Gonzales Middle's Courtney Dumas, Dutchtown Middle's Kathryn Edmonds and Central Middle's Penny Hood
2016-17 HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
 
From left: East Ascension High's Jamie Andrews, Early College Option's Monica Speligene, St. Amant High's Dennis Beaver, Donaldsonville High's O'Neil Robinson, APPLe Digital Academy's Erica Ikerd and Dutchtown High's Emily Smith
 
David Alexander
Superintendent



ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
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Patricia Russo

Board President

Taft Kleinpeter
Board Vice President

Robyn Penn Delaney

Scott Duplechein
Julie Blouin
Kerry Diez
John Murphy
Shawn Sevario
Louis Lambert
Troy Gautreau, Sr.
Lorraine Wimberly
ABOUT ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The Ascension Public Schools system is the largest employer in the parish with over 2,800 employees that support 22,000 students in 27 schools.  An A-rated school district since 2011-12, school performance has grown by 69% over the past four years and currently ranks fourth in Louisiana.
 
RECENT AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
 
  • Dutchtown Middle student Hiba Hasan is the 2016 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year
  • Spanish Lake Primary Principal Britton Colon was a semifinalist for 2017 Louisiana Principal of the Year
  • Dutchtown High teacher Brenden Simoneaux won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Ascension Public Schools earned the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year. Ascension is one of only two school districts in Louisiana to achieve this honor.
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