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Ascension Parish School Board selects six semi-finalist for superintendent

(Source: Ascension Public School's website) (Source: Ascension Public School's website)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The Ascension Parish School Board has narrowed down the field of candidates for superintendent of Ascension Public Schools.

Officials said 47 people applied for the position and was narrowed down 10 candidates. Of those candidates, only six semi-finalists will interview for superintendent.   

The following is a list of the six semi-finalists with their highest degree earned and most recent position

  • Rita B. Hernandez (Ed.D. - University of Houston) Area Assistant Superintendent for Middle and Elementary Schools, Brownsville Independent School District (Texas)
  • Alonzo "Lonnie" Ray Luce (Ph.D. - Louisiana State University) Superintendent of Schools, St. James Parish Schools (Louisiana)
  • A. Katrise Perera (Ed.D. - Virginia Tech) National Director for Urban Markets, McGraw-Hill Education (Iowa)
  • Harrison A. Peters (M.S. - Nova Southeastern University) School Support Officer, Houston Independent School District (Texas)
  • Jerome Puyau (M.E. - University of Southwestern Louisiana) Superintendent of Schools, Vermillion Parish School Board (Louisiana)
  • Stacy L. Scott (Ed.D. - Harvard University) Superintendent, Framingham Public Schools (Massachusetts)

The board will conduct the interviews over Skype on June 1 through June 3  3 at the Instructional Technology Training Center (ITTC) at Central Middle School in Gonzales. They will then select the finalists, who will be invited to the parish for an interview the week of June 6.

Currently, A. Denise Graves is serving as interim superintendent after Dr. Patrice Pujol retired on March 1.

Click here for more information about the school board's search for superintendent.

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