Ascension Parish School Board


Donaldsonville High School to be featured on Saturday's SEC Nation Broadcast

Former DHS Librarian Michele Macloud Nominated for the Extra Yard For Teachers program by LSU's Stephan Sullivan

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Donaldsonville High School to be featured on Saturday's SEC Nation Broadcast

Former DHS Librarian Michele Macloud Nominated for the Extra Yard For Teachers program by LSU's Stephan Sullivan 

Donaldsonville, La. — On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, Southeastern Conference (SEC) football fans will learn about the impact former Donaldsonville High School librarian Michele Macloud had on the life of LSU football player Stephen Sullivan. The video feature will air on the SEC Nation television show as part of the College Football Playoffs Foundation's Extra Yards for Teachers program. Due to Sullivan's nomination of Macloud, DHS teachers will receive $10,000 to buy classroom materials.

“Our teachers and students are grateful that the College Football Playoffs Foundation chose Donaldsonville High as a recipient of the Extra Yards for Teachers program. The grant will allow for the implementation of thinking and problem-solving projects and activities that are aligned to our school goal. This investment of dollars will pay huge dividends as we work daily to prepare our students to become college- and career-ready," said DHS Principal Marvin Evans. "We send a huge shout-out and thanks to former librarian Michele Macloud for the role she played in Stephen’s life and the positive light shown on DHS as a result of this segment airing on SEC Nation.”

Macloud, who recently retired, worked as a teacher and librarian in Ascension Public Schools for 18 years. She met Sullivan during her three years at Donaldsonville High School. According to Macloud, he would wander into the library during class time so she started making inquiries into his school work and holding him accountable. They forged a friendship that has maintained as Sullivan transitioned to college in 2016.

"Getting to know kids beyond the curriculum can be the key to unlocking their abilities. It is an honor to hear that I made a positive impact on Stephan. It is inspiring, and I hope others understand that we really do make a difference in the lives of our students," said Macloud.

WHAT: SEC Nation Broadcast of the Extra Yard for Teachers Program
WHO: LSU Sophomore Stephan Sullivan's Nomination of Former Donaldsonville High School Librarian Michele Macloud
WHEN: 9 a.m., CST, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 (segment estimated to air at 10 a.m. CST)
WHERE: Live from Gainesville, Florida on the SEC ESPN Network

The Southeastern Conference together with the College Football Playoff Foundation is honoring teachers as part of its Extra Yard for Teachers initiative. Each week this season, SEC Nation is collaborating with the SEC and the CFP Foundation to highlight an educator that impacted the life of a student-athlete for the Extra Yard for Teachers program. For more information about the program visit

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ABOUT ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The Ascension Public Schools system is the largest employer in the parish with over 2,800 employees that support 22,500 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.
  • G.W. Carver Primary won the prestigious 2017 National TAP Founder's Award
  • Dutchtown Middle student Aubrey Green was a finalist for the 2017 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year and Dutchtown's Hiba Hasan was the 2016 Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year
  • Former St. Amant High Principal Mia Edwards was a semifinalist for 2018 Louisiana Principal of the Year
  • 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.
  • Ascension Public Schools won a Gold Medallion Award from the National School Public Relations Association, the only recipient from Louisiana to receive this top honor in recent history